Videos published on social media purport to show the aftermath of a chlorine gas attack and aerial bombardment by the Syrian government. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Several people injured in a chlorine gas attack and aerial bombing by the Syrian government were taken to the hospital on Thursday (March 26), videos published on social media purport to show. One clip purported to show chaos as injured people are brought to a field hospital in Sarmin village where the regime is said to have carried out the gas attack. Reuters is unable to independently verify the content of the video, which was obtained from a social media website. Another clip showed several injured people lying bleeding in a hospital in Idlib province, in the wake of an air attack said to have been carried by the regime. On the eastern front of Idlib city, Islamist fighters took hold of barracks and vehicles said to belong to forces allied to the regime, another footage showed. An alliance of Syrian Islamist rebels including al Qaeda's Nusra Front have overrun 17 defence posts around Idlib in an offensive to take the city from the army and allied militia, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday. Idlib, which is close to the main strategic highway linking Damascus to Aleppo, is the capital of a north-western province of the same name.