Assad conducts 'chemical massacre' in Aleppo

Russia-backed regime forces continue to pound the opposition-held neighborhood of Syria's Aleppo province that left around 400 people killed in a week

Ersin Çelik
11:43 - 24/11/2016 Perşembe
Update: 08:55 - 24/11/2016 Perşembe
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The Syrian forces of the Bashar al-Assad regime have intermittently launched chlorine gas attacks on the two districts of the northern Syrian province of Aleppo being controlled by the moderate opposition.

The recent attack affected 13 people, as civilians started to suffer from vomiting and difficulty in breathing, according to the civil defense officer, Babiris Mashal.

“The Russia-backed Assad regime has been conducting chemical attacks that target opposition-held neighborhoods for more than a week,” Mashal said.

As many as 361 civilians were killed and 1,210 others were wounded in the attacks that hit the eastern Aleppo province.

Russia and the Assad regime are known to be repeatedly bombing Idlib and Aleppo, the Syrian province located 50 kilometers from Turkey, with barrel and phosphorus bombs, as Assad is known to have been using chemical weapons since 2013.

Due to the chemicals that it used, the Assad regime was strongly condemned by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) after its three-year-long violations.

The civil war in Syria has killed more than 250,000 people, according to the United States, while the Syrian Center for Policy Research, an NGO, has put the total death toll from conflict at more than 470,000.

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