Syrian opposition chief demands UN meeting over 'massacre'

The opposition Syrian National Coalition's leader Ahmed al-Jarba (above) called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting after at least 100 people reportedly died in an alleged toxic gas attack by the army on Wednesday. -- FILE PHOTO:
The opposition Syrian National Coalition's leader Ahmed al-Jarba (above) called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting after at least 100 people reportedly died in an alleged toxic gas attack by the army on Wednesday. -- FILE PHOTO: AP

DUBAI (AFP) - The opposition Syrian National Coalition called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting after at least 100 people reportedly died in an alleged toxic gas attack by the army on Wednesday.

"I call on the Security Council to convene urgently," National Coalition leader Ahmed al-Jarba told Al-Arabiya news channel, condemning the Syrian army's bombardment of the Ghouta suburbs of Damascus as a "massacre".