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Syria, rebels dispute gas attack claims

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>> Government and rebel forces trading gas attack claims in Aleppo. Syria says these are victims of chemical weapons used by its opponents in the west of the city. Doctors say chlorine gas was used.>> 15 people were affected by the spread of toxic gas. The symptoms displayed by the injured were foaming at the mouth, nausea, and vomiting.
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We had medium and light injuries.>> Rebels say it was government forces who fired poison shells at another part of the front line. The disputed claims comes as fighting in the city intensifies. Sunday saw the third day of a major rebel counteroffensive aimed at breaking the siege by government forces.
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e insurgents using mortars and rockets to target regime lines.
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w the British-based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights says at least 38 people were killed over the weekend, 14 children reportedly among the dead. Both sides claim to have the upper hand. Rebels saying they ejected government forces from areas in western Aleppo.
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The regime saying it had ousted insurgents from many areas. In Aleppo the fog of war is thicker than ever.