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Chlorine and barrel bombs dropped on Aleppo, Syria hospital reports :: News :: DW.COM :: 11.08.2016

There were reports from a hospital and a civil defense group on Wednesday that chlorine gas was dropped alongside barrel bombs leading to the deaths and injuries. Hamza Khatib, the manager of Al Quds hospital in Aleppo said the hospital had recorded four deaths from gas poisoning and 55 injuries. Khatib said he would keep fragments from the barrel bombs and from victims’ clothing for analysis.

The Syria Civil Defense rescue service in the Zubdiya neighborhood of rebel-held Aleppo said it had recorded three deaths and 22 injuries after a barrel containing gas fell on the city.

Government and opposition forces have both denied using chemical weapons. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed in late 2015 that sulfur mustard had been used for the first time in the conflict.


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