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Over 70 people killed/injured in terrorist attacks,
including with chemical weapons in Aleppo
Terrorist organizations affiliated to Turkish and Saudi regimes targeted on Sunday al-Hamadaniyeh area and al-Assad residential suburb in Aleppo city with shells that contained toxic gases.
According to SANA reporter, more than 35 people suffered suffocation due to the attack, which was launched by the terrorist organizations positioned on the western outskirts of Aleppo city.
Upon visiting the injured in al-Jamiaa (University) and al-Razi hospitals, the reporter said the injured are suffering from vomiting, shortness of breath, mydriasis, numbness in the limbs and muscle spasms, adding that the medical cadres are taking all measures to prevent the health condition of the injured from getting worse.
In 2013, the terrorist organizations launched toxic gas attacks on a number of residential areas in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, al-Sukkari neighborhood in Aleppo city and a number of villages and towns in the northern countryside of Aleppo.
According to reports, members in the Turkish Parliament revealed on various occasions that the Turkish regime under Recep Tayyip Erdogan has provided the terrorist organizations in Syria with toxic gases and is protecting those who are involved in producing chemical weapons of sarin and other toxic gases.
Two killed, 6 injured in terrorist rocket attacks in Aleppo
Earlier, two persons, including a child, were killed and 6 others were injured in terrorist rocket shells attack on al-Hamadaniyeh and al-Meridian neighborhoods in Aleppo, according to SANA reporter in Aleppo.
The reporter quoted a source at Aleppo Police Command as saying that the terrorist organizations, positioned in the eastern neighborhoods of the city and some terrorist hotbeds in the western side of it, targeted with rocket shells al-Hamadaniyeh and al-Meridian neighborhoods in Aleppo, killing two people, including a child, and injuring 6 others.
The source added that the terrorist attacks caused material damage to the citizens’ houses and properties.
A woman killed, 30 injured in ISIS attacks in Deir Ezzor
In the same context, a woman was killed and 30 other people were injured due to ISIS shelling attack on al-Joura and al-Qusour neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor city.
Syria: militant gangs fire shells with poison gas in Aleppo
(RT) ~ Poison gas was fired at a government-held area of Aleppo on Sunday, causing at least 15 people to choke, Syrian state media said.
State news agency SANA reported that “shells containing poison gases” had been fired at the residential district of al-Hamdaniya.
SANA did not report any deaths, but pan-Arab Al-Mayadeen channel stated that at least one person died, while 15 others are believed to have breathing difficulties after inhaling the gas. They are now being treated at the local hospital.
RT Arabic’s crew in Aleppo reports 36 cases of suffocation.
“A couple of hours ago we received some 35 patients, all mildly hurt. Their symptoms match those that appear when a person is poisoned by chlorine gas,” doctor Yazan Sarmani told Ruptly at Al Razi hospital in Aleppo.
Al-Mayadeen earlier reported that all the victims of the attack are civilians.
“The symptoms the victims showed were the same, but of different severity: watery eyes, frothing at the mouth, vomiting, nausea. All were either lightly or mildly hurt,” doctor Zahir Hamdi Hadzhu, a medical examiner from Aleppo, also told RT Arabic over the phone. “We asked some victims what they smelled… Their responses were the same: after the fall of the shell they [smelled] the odor which is often met at swimming pools.”
“The symptoms and the smell indicate that chlorine gas was used. The final confirmation will be available after lab tests,” he said, adding that there may be more than 40 victims of the gas attack, as patients keep coming in.
Militants reportedly used the poisonous gas in an attack on the Assad Military Academy in the Assad Suburb in western Aleppo, as a part of a broader offensive against government positions in the city which was launched on Friday.
Victims at the hospital described the gas attack to Ruptly video agency.
“They fired at us from mortars and attacked our positions with armored vehicles. We were circled. Shells were falling like rain. They also fired some poisonous substance at us. Then we were brought here,” a man wearing army camouflage said.
It is not yet confirmed what gas was used in the attack, but Al Mayadeen claims that fighting near the academy continues.
The head of the political office of the Aleppo-based rebel group Fastaqim denied the report of gas being used in the attack, according to Reuters.
Rebels launched a major offensive against government forces in Aleppo this week, attempting to break the siege on the eastern part of the city which they now control. Rebels from various groups are taking part in the assault, including those fighting under the FSA (Free Syrian Army) banner and Islamist militants. Militants are allegedly using explosives-laden cars and suicide bombers in the current assault, RIA Novosti news agency reported.
Last week, Russian and Syrian government forces halted strikes on the rebel-held positions in the city, hoping the initiative would lead to a long-awaited ceasefire. But according to military intelligence, militants used this period to transfer reinforcements to the area of Khan Tuman in the south and Kafr Hamra in the north of Aleppo, amounting to about 8 thousand fighters.
The Syrian government has been recently accused of using chemical weapons, including chlorine gas, in its attacks on militants. Several reports by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the UN’s joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) claimed that Syrian Arab Air Force helicopters used chemical weapons in a number of cases in 2014 and 2015. Moscow, however, dismissed these accusations, pointing to the lack solid proof and substantiated evidence that it was in fact the Syrian Army that conducted the attacks in question. The use of chlorine as a weapon is prohibited under the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention, which Syria joined in 2013, after a Russian diplomatic effort. In January of that year, OPCW confirmed the destruction of all chemical weapons declared by the Syrian Arab Republic.
A 10-year-old girl who lost her legs in a terrorist attack in Aleppo and was taken from Syria to Moscow for surgery has finally completed her course of treatment. She can now play soccer, has picked up some Russian and is ready to return home to her relatives.
Sidra Zaarur, who came to Moscow in June along with her mother for bone realignment surgery on her legs, has fully recovered and is now again able to walk, run and even play soccer. She has made a number of friends at the hospital she was taken to, learned Russian quite well and is now dreaming of coming back to Russia to become a doctor.
Sidra is currently getting ready to go back to school and hopes to return to her hometown of Aleppo once militants leave the city.
“They helped me a lot in Russia. I can walk, run and play again. When the war is over, we will live in Aleppo. I wish that terrorists would go away. Why did they come and shoot at us? We lived so well when there was no war. Those who help them should take them back,” the girl said, almost breaking into tears.
Her mother said: “Our family is very grateful to Russia. Thanks to Russian doctors, my daughter now feels healthy, she communicates and plays with other children. She could have been an invalid for her whole life in Syria, since our hospitals don’t have that kind of equipment.”
The mother also addressed the issue of making a distinction between terrorists and so-called moderate opposition backed by the US-led coalition.
“The US thinks they [moderate opposition fighters] are freedom fighters and helps them but in fact they are mere terrorists who have no mercy for neither children, nor women, nor old people… There is no way these animals could be justified. I believe, the war will be over when the US stops backing them,” she added.
Sidra was wounded on April 16 when terrorists attacked Aleppo with “hand-made mortars that shot gas cylinders,” the Russian Defense Ministry press service reported at the time.
Sidra saw her three-year-old nephew and older sister die in the attack, which naturally resulted in severe psychological trauma. Apart from providing the young Syrian with prosthetic legs, Russian doctors also helped her get over the death of her close relatives.
In May, Sidra and her mom were transported in an Ilyushin Il-76 plane equipped with an aeromedical kit from the Khmeimim airbase in Latakia province to Moscow following a request approved by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.
SOURCES: Local reporters from SANA ~ RT ~ RuptlyTV ~ SyriaTVChannels7 ~ Al-Mayadeen News Submitted by SyrianPatriot, Lone Bear War Press Info Network at : https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2016/10/30/aleppo-kemical-attack/ ~ Re-publications are welcome, but we kindly ask you, to facilitate the correct information's diffusion, to cite all these original links and sources.
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