Syrian regime hit rebel-held district in Aleppo 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 on Friday a new wave of airstrikes in Aleppo, targeting rebel-held areas in the eastern part of the war-torn city. 

Activists reported that the Hanano neighborhood in Aleppo was exposed to a chlorine gas attack.

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

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

“The victims suffered suffocation. The initial investigation showed that the barrel bombs which hit the neighborhood contained chemical agents, most likely chlorine gas,” a doctor in the Hanano makeshift hospital told ARA News.

In the meantime, Russian fighter jets reportedly carried out several airstrikes on rebel positions in the Kafr Joum town west of Aleppo.

The Syrian and Russian air forces resumed their air campaign in Aleppo after a three-week moratorium expired on Tuesday.

Reporting by: Muhammad Sulaiman | Source: ARA News

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