Sus­pected toxic gas at­tack kills, in­jures dozens in Aleppo

Op­po­si­tion de­nied ac­cu­sa­tions of us­ing toxic gas, al­leg­ing in­stead Syr­ian govern­ment of fab­ri­ca­tion

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More than 100 peo­ple were wounded on Satur­day in an at­tack in Aleppo, Syria, in a sus­pected toxic gas at­tack which is a first of its kind in the city,and is be­lieved to be con­ducted by the Syr­ian op­po­si­tion, ac­cord­ing to Reuters.

On Sun­day, the Syr­ian News Agency SANA said that 107 peo­ple, in­clud­ing chil­dren, were wounded in Aleppo af­ter the op­po­si­tion at­tacked three sites with toxic gases, but the op­po­si­tion de­nied all ac­cu­sa­tions of us­ing toxic gas, al­leg­ing in­stead the Syr­ian govern­ment of fab­ri­ca­tion.

The Syr­ian Ob­ser­va­tory for Hu­man Rights said that the shell caused breath­ing prob­lems for dozens of peo­ple.An­other at­tack by the forces af­fil­i­ated with the Syr­ian govern­ment re­sulted in the death of nine peo­ple in the city of Idlib.

The Syr­ian Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs called upon the united Na­tions’ Se­cu­rity Coun­cil to con­demn the in­ci­dent and pun­ish “these ter­ror­ist crimes”.

Thou­sands of peo­ple have been killed in Syria since the be­gin­ning of the up­ris­ing in 2011.The up­ris­ing turned into a civil war and the regime of Bashar Al-As­sad, the Syr­ian Pres­i­dent, brought forces from Iran and Rus­sia, in ad­di­tion to the Le­banese Hezbol­lah mili­tia,to sup­port him against the rebels.

On the other hand, hun­dreds of ji­hadists from all over the world headed to Syria to sup­port the Syr­ian rebels and the Syr­ian Free Army which is fight­ing against Al-As­sad.

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