>> The world's chemical weapons watched all this to probe the reports of a gas attack in Syria. Dozens of people, including many children, were choked by the suspected attack on the besieged city of Aleppo. It's thought that barrel bombs containing chlorine gas were dropped from helicopters. The Syrian government, denying any responsibility, and saying the story was fabricated by rebels.
But the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is taking the report seriously.>> Let me add that the more recent reports on the use of chlorine are disturbing and the opposite view will use every possible information to inquire about those allegations.>> One person now said to have died as a result of Tuesday's attack and the use of chemical weapons is considered a war crime.
If confirmed the gassing will also serve further divisions over Syria. Russia backing the regime. While the west says President Bashar al-Assad has to go. That disagreement scuppering US-Russian attempts to agree a strategy for the country. Now or however, chemical weapons won't make agreements any easier to find.