BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:55 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the commander of the Syrian Arab Army’s Shaheen Group of the Tiger Forces, Colonel Sleiman Shaheen, reported that the jihadist rebels in southern Idlib used chlorine gas against his troops at the town of Tal Maraq.

According to Colonel Shaheen, the jihadist rebels used the chlorine gas while trying to cutoff the Syrian Arab Army’s main supply line to the key town of Abu Dali this evening.

No further details have been released.

If true, this will be the first time during this battle for southern Idlib that chemical weapons have been deployed by either side.