DAMASCUS (AFP) – Syrian state media said Sunday that rebels had fired shells containing toxic gas into government-held parts of Aleppo, leaving dozens of people including civilians in need of treatment.
State news agency SANA reported that 35 people were suffering from “suffocation” after shells carrying “toxic gases” hit the frontline district of Dahiyet al-Assad and regime-held Hamdaniyeh in Aleppo.
It said people were suffering from shortness of breath, muscle spasms and numbness, but were receiving treatment.
The head of Aleppo University Hospital, Ibrahim Hadid, told state television that “36 people, including civilians and combatants, were wounded after inhaling toxic chlorine gas released by terrorists.”
The allegation came on the third day…
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