Suspected chemical attack in Aleppo leaves three dead

    Suspected chemical attack in Aleppo leaves three dead

    Aug.11, Aleppo: At least three people were killed when a gas, believed to be chlorine, was dropped on a neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday, hospital and a local rescue group said.

    The Syrian Civil Defence, a volunteer rescue group operating in rebel-held territory, told Al Jazeera it had recorded three deaths and at least 25 injuries after a barrel containing a gas suspected of being chlorine fell on the Zubdiya neighbourhood of rebel-held Aleppo.

    "At about 7:30pm on Wednesday, an explosive barrel was dropped from a helicopter on the Zubdiya neighbourhood. One woman suffocated to death due to gas inhalation, along with her 10-year-old daughter and four-year-old son," Khaled Khaled, an Aleppo-based member of the rescue group, told the local media.

    The group, also known as the White Helmets, said it could not independently verify the nature of the gas.

    Hamza Khatib, the manager of Al Quds hospital in Aleppo, told a Reuters news agency photographer that the hospital had recorded four deaths from gas poisoning and 55 injuries.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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