Published: Wed, November 28, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Russian Federation carries out airstrikes on Syrian rebels for "chemical attack"

Russian Federation carries out airstrikes on Syrian rebels for

A photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANAshows people receiving treatment at a hospital following a suspected chemical attack in Aleppo.

On Saturday evening, "terrorist groups" in an area of the Idlib buffer zone controlled by the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham jihadist group fired grenade launchers loaded with "explosives apparently containing chlorine", Konashenkov said, quoting the Russian military's "reconciliation" center in the country. State TV interviewed doctors in a hospital who said most people were suffering from breathing problems and blurred vision.

A doctor said the situation of the patients was stable, noting that a child had to be taken to the intensive care unit.

It's not clear who carried out the attack, but Syria's state news agency quoted a local commander as blaming "terrorist groups," while Russian Federation accused militants of firing mortar rounds containing chlorine on the city's northwestern districts.

Health official Haj Taha later said the number of injured was up to 50, adding that symptoms suggest the gas used was chlorine.

"There was an exchange of views to the effect that. they could continue and that one needed to be ready for them", the ministry said in a statement.

SOHR said 94 civilians, including dozens of children, suffered from asphyxiation following the toxic gas attack in Aleppo. State TV later said the gas affected two other areas in the city. There are no deaths, al-Shali said.

"The ER was filled to capacity; we had patients coming in every two minutes", Dr Sweig said.

"All parties, including the Syrian government and Russian Federation, should facilitate an investigation by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons into the suspected attack in Aleppo which reportedly affected dozens, including children".

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A ceasefire in Aleppo and Idlib has been fraying in recent days.

The first such attack came in April 2017, when US President Donald Trump ordered US Navy warships in the Mediterranean to fire a total of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase.

Official media accused "terrorists" of carrying out a "toxic gas" attack on Aleppo, using a term it uses to mean both rebels and jihadists.

Diab also called on the global community to shoulder its responsibilities toward the civilians who have suffered from the rebel attacks.

The opposition fighters don't have chemical weapons or the means to lab them, rebel commander Abdel-Salam Abdel-Razek said.

The rebels denied the allegations, saying Moscow and Damascus are using the claims as a pretext for an attack on opposition-held areas.

The UN-OPCW team also accused the Islamic State (IS) extremist group of using mustard gas twice in 2015 and 2016.

The strikes, carried out a day after an alleged toxic attack on the regime-held city of Aleppo, were "likely" being carried out by the Syrian regime's ally Russian Federation, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

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