Turkey says Syria rebels hit by IS chemical attack

The Turkish army is backing pro-Ankara Syrian rebels in an unprecedented incursion aimed at rooting out Islamic State (IS) jihadists from the border areaTwenty-two pro-Ankara Syrian rebels were hit by an Islamic State (IS) gas attack in northern Syria, the Turkish army said Sunday, the first time Turkey has accused the jihadists of chemical warfare. Observers, including the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), have previously accused IS of using mustard gas in Syria and described the possibility as extremely worrying.

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