Syrian Rebels Claim Assad Forces Used Chemical Weapons Again

Four Iranians are also reportedly dead after rebels forces fired at two vehicles belonging to the Syria regime near Homs.

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Syrian rebels have accused President Bashar Assad's forces of using chemical weapons in new attacks in Damasucus and Idlib, according to human rights activists in the country.

Activists said dozens were hit when Assad's forces fired mortar shells containing chemical agents.

Elsewhere in Syria, seven Hezbollah fighters were killed in clashes with Free Syrian Army forces outside of Damascus, according to the report.

Four Iranians are also reportedly dead after rebels forces fired at two vehicles belonging to the Syria regime near Homs.

Turkey said last week it has verified through tests on Syrian war casualties chemical weapons have been used by Syrian forces, and further tests are being carried out to verify the evidence.

Washington has said it views the use of chemical weapons in Syria as a "red line" but wants proof before taking any action in response.

Syrian rebels aim their weapons as they take position in a building during clashes with regime forces in the Salaheddine district of Aleppo in northern Syria on March 16, 2013.Credit: AFP

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