The reported attack on Aleppo is the first since Russia and Turkey agreed to establish a demilitarized zone in the…
The reported attack on Aleppo is the first since Russia and Turkey agreed to establish a demilitarized zone in the rebel-led idlib province, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
Legal groups considered an investigation of the attack necessary and urged Russia and Syria to allow a neutral third party to investigate it.
“Serious reports of suspected chemical weapons attacks should not be left without investigations”, Deputy Director of Lama Fakih East and North Africa, Human Rights Watch said in a statement.
“All parties, including the Syrian government and Russia, should facilitate an investigation of the chemical weapons ban organization in the suspected attack in Aleppo, which allegedly affected dozens, including children. All parties should stop using prohibited weapons and attacks against civilians. “
The Syrian army responded by shielding the source of the attack, SANA reported without providing further details. Russian weapons of war met with Syrian rebel targets, reported state news agency RIA-Novosti.
The SOHR said that 94 civilians, including dozens of children, suffered from choking after a toxic gas attack in Aleppo. The group said that explosions had been heard when the shell fell in the western part of the city.
According to sick sources, SANA reported that 1
07 people were injured in the gas attack, ranging from mild to medium to severity.
Russian state media also reported damage from the attack and said that 46 people, including eight children, suffered from exposure to gas. It added that Russian chemical weapons specialists had been used to give relief to the city’s affected residents.
The attack, if confirmed, would not be the first time the gas has used in the Syrian conflict.
In May, several Syrian activist groups reported that a brutal gas attack on the remains of the rebel city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta left dozens of civilians killed.
The groups – including the white helmets, the Douma Coordination Committee and Ghouta Media Center – said that poisonous gas inside Fat bombs released with helicopters over Douma caused people to choke and choke.
The Syrian state news agency SANA quoted an “official source” which denied allegations, quoting the same sources, wrote that the Syrian Arab army “does not need to use any chemical materials alleged by the media media of terrorists.”
In April 2017, more than N 80 people were killed in a raid attack on the rebel-based city of Khan Sheikhoun – an attack that caused the United States to launch 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air base.
A joint report by the UN and International Chemical Inspectors in October established the Syrian regime by Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the attack.
Syria has repeatedly denied that it had anything to do with the attack and denies that it has some chemical weapons. Damascus has said a war crash struck a chemical weapon depot in the rebellious area.
Communication of the Demilitarization Agreement in September, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the creation of a demilitarized zone of about 15 to 20 kilometers (about nine to 12 miles) would prevent a “humanitarian crisis” in the northwestern province.
However, scolding from the regime and the rebels has killed and injured dozens of civilians and militants, according to SOHR.
The Syrian regime has regained control of much of the country in recent years, but Idlib has remained a bastion of rebel support.