A still image taken on August 2, 2016 from a video said to be taken on August 1, 2016 posted on social media shows two men standing over a man on a bed, making him sit up as he breathes through a mask in what is said to be in Saraqeb, Idlib province, Syria. Social Media/Handout via Reuters Tv
BBC: Syrian conflict: Saraqeb 'attacked with chlorine gas'
Barrels suspected to contain chlorine gas have been dropped on a town in Syria, a doctor and rescuers have said.
It is not clear who was responsible.
The attack took place in Saraqeb in Idlib province, near where a Russian military transport helicopter was shot down by rebels hours earlier.
About 30 people, mostly women and children, have been affected. Chlorine gas can cause victims to become short of breath and to foam blood from the mouth.
Both sides in Syria's civil war have been accused of, and denied, using chemical agents.
A Russian military helicopter was shot down near Saraqeb on Monday, killing five crew. It is not clear who brought it down.
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Report: Toxic gas dropped where Russian helicopter shot down in Syria -- CBS
Syria's civil war: 'Chlorine gas dropped on Idlib town' -- Al Jazeera