Troops and insurgents Tuesday accused each other of using chemical weapons for the first time in Syria's two-year conflict, as the newly elected rebel premier ruled out dialogue with the regime.
In this image made available by the Syrian News Agency on March 19, 2013, medics and others attend to a man at a hospital in Khan al-Assal in the northern Aleppo province. Syrian troops and insurgents Tuesday accused each other of using chemical weapons for the first time, as a newly elected rebel premier ruled out dialogue with President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
State media reported that "terrorists fired rockets containing chemical materials on Khan al-Assal in Aleppo province," and Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi called the attack a "dangerous escalation."
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