Syrian Air Force hit Aleppo neighborhood with chlorine gas

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A File photo showing damage in residential buildings in the war-torn city of Aleppo

ARA News

Aleppo – The Syrian Air Force launched a new wave of airstrikes on Friday, targeting rebel-held districts in eastern Aleppo. Local activists told ARA News that that some of the aircraft released chlorine gas.

“The regime’s warplanes targeted Hanano neighborhood with at least four barrel bombs that contained chlorine gas, causing casualties among civilians,” human rights activist Zakariya Hamdo told ARA News.

At least six people were killed and a dozen more were injured.

A doctor in Hanano’s makeshift hospital told ARA News that his patients were suffering from suffocation and respiratory distress. “The initial investigation showed that the barrel bombs which hit the neighborhood contained chemical agents, most likely chlorine gas,” he said.

In the meantime, Russian jets reportedly carried out several air raids on rebel positions in Kafr Joum town, which is west of Aleppo city. The Syrian and Russian air forces resumed their campaign in Aleppo after a three-week moratorium expired on Tuesday.

Reporting by: Muhammad Sulaiman | Source: ARA News

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