A man at a clinic in Sarmeen, Idlib province, following reports of suffocation cases related to an alleged regime gas attack.
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Syria's military has shot down an unmanned U.S. drone over the coastal province of Latakia, a stronghold of President Bashar Assad, state media said Tuesday, as activists accused the government of a deadly chlorine attack.Read Wednesday's update: Syria investigating circumstances of downed U.S. aircraft It appeared to be the first time Damascus had engaged an American aircraft in its airspace since a U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS began strikes on Syrian territory in September 2014 .Syria is not participating in the U.S.-led strikes against the jihadi group, but has so far refrained from taking action against the aircraft involved in the coalition's operations. Syrian activists and the Western-backed opposition accused the government Tuesday of carrying out a chlorine gas attack against a rebel-held town that killed at least six people and left dozens, including children, choking and gasping for breath.A Syrian military official in Damascus denied any government role in the attack and blamed it on rebels.
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