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Russian MoD Confirms Chlorine Used in Aleppo Attack, Dispatches Army Chem Team

Sputnik – 25.11.2018

MOSCOW – Russian military chemists arrived in the Syrian city of Aleppo, at which militants fired shells filled with poisonous agents on Saturday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov told reporters on Sunday.

“Groups from the observation posts of the radiation, chemical and biological protection units with special equipment stationed in Syria arrived to the area of shelling urgently. They work with the injured taken to medical institutions, monitor the situation in the area where the militants used poisonous substances,” Konashenkov said.

The symptoms of those injured shows that most likely, the shells had been filled with chlorine, he added.

“According to preliminary confirmed data, in particular, by the symptoms of poisoned victims, the shells that were fired at residential areas of Aleppo had been filled with chlorine,” the spokesman said.

He stressed that earlier the Russian side had drawn attention to the fact that the White Helmets organization had been trying to organize provocations using chemical agents in the demilitarized zone around Idlib to accuse government forces of using chemical weapons against the local population.

“It is clear that the White Helmets are directly connected with terrorist organizations operating in Syria, and in particular, in the Idlib de-escalation zone,” he said.

Russian specialists conduct a thorough monitoring of the situation around the Idlib de-escalation zone, for which the Turkish side is responsible, Konashenkov said.

According to the information of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Syrian reconciliation, at 21.50 on Saturday, terrorist groups located in the Idlib de-escalation zone fired 120-millimeter shells at the northwestern districts of Aleppo from the southeastern part of the demilitarized zone (near the village of Al-Buraykat, controlled by the militants of Hayat Tahrir Ash-Sham, former Nusra Front).

Shells filled with poisonous substances exploded in the area of Nile Street in the quarter of Al-Khalidia.

“As a result of the shelling, 46 people, including 8 children, received a chemical damage. All the victims were taken to medical institutions of the city of Aleppo, where they received medical assistance,” Konashenkov said.

Earlier, Konashenkov reported that six special radiation, chemical and biological reconnaissance vehicles had been deployed to Russian observation posts in the immediate vicinity of the demilitarized zone in the province of Idlib, which would regularly carry out an assessment of the radiation, chemical and biological conditions.

November 24, 2018 - Posted by | War Crimes | ,

2 Comments »

  1. Conducting a discussion about “someone” using Chlorine Gas in military operations in Syria(or Iraq, Yemen, Libya etc) seems somewhat weird, when over 1,000,000 civilians have been slaughtered in those countries over the last 10/15 years, by the Military Industrial Complex, using a “Smorgasbord” of sophisticated weaponry that Adolph Hitler could only dream about.
    The USA has been using Depleted Uranium for the past 20 years which are causing Birth defects in Iraq as we speak.
    Why is any type of weapon any worse than another type of weapon, when the result is death or total disability to the victims. If the Military Industrial Complex pulled out of the Middle East, the problems in that region would mostly, cease to exist.

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | November 24, 2018 | Reply

  2. When making “Hitler” comparisons, I find it essential that we differentiate between HITLER (the narrative myths) and Adolph Hitler, the man.

    Most points about current events can be made without referencing Hitler at all–unless we need to show the serial bamboozles of revisionism.

    Another way of saying this is that any mention of “Hitler” invokes the weaponized propaganda HITLER narratives in the minds of less informed readers.

    As an aside, demonization and Muslims includes mention of Marxist Muslims. Is there such a group? Is this like the weaponized term: ‘socialism’ in purporting to prove points about the (alleged) inherent evils of Muslims and socialists?

    I attempted to post using my usual ID. WORDPRESS did not allow the comment (above) to post. Around the last anniversary of 9-11, a couple of valued WORDPRESS sites were removed by WORDPRESS: KenDoc and Tom Edmundson.

    You are making a difference here at Aletho News. Thanks for that–if this site is next to be removed from the www.

    Comment by Ed Kendrick | November 25, 2018 | Reply


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