Twenty-two Syrians were exposed to a chemical gas attack conducted out by ISIS, in northern Syria, the Turkish army said Sunday.
Though this is the first time Turkey has blamed the extremist group of carrying out chemical warfare, but ISIS has previously been accused of using mustard gas in Syria.
The attack took place in Khaliliya village east of Al Rai, northern Syria, where pro-Turkey Syrian rebels are fighting to clear the border area of extremists. The army did not specify the type of gas used in the attack.
“After a rocket was fired by Daesh, 22 opposition members were observed to have been exposed in their eyes and bodies to chemical gas,” Turkish army staff said, according to reports.
The affected fighters were transported to the Turkish border town of Kilis by emergency personnel and were undergoing treatment.
Meanwhile, in another attack, Israeli aircraft hit a machine gun-mounted vehicle in Syria Sunday, claiming lives of four militants, Israeli army said.