Syria Says US Airstrike Hit ISIS Poison Gas Supply And Killed Hundreds

The Syrian army has today claimed that a US-led air strike has hit a poison gas supply that belongs to ISIS, releasing the toxic substance that ‘killed hundreds.’

U.S. Air Force Colonel John Dorrian, a spokesman for the coalition, said it had carried out no air strikes in that area at that time.

“The Syrian claim is incorrect and likely intentional misinformation,” he said in an email to Reuters.

The incident in the eastern Deir al-Zor province proved that ISIS and Al-Qaida-linked militants “possess chemical weapons,” a statement by by Syrian state TV said.

The US launched cruise missiles at a Syrian air base last week, in response to a deadly poison gas attack in the west of the country that Washington blamed on President Bashar al-Assad’s government.