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Syria: ‘Moderate opposition’ group responsible for poison attack in Aleppo - Russian Army chief02:47

Syria: ‘Moderate opposition’ group responsible for poison attack in Aleppo - Russian Army chief

Syrian Arab Republic, Hmeymim Airbase, Latakia
August 3, 2016 at 20:37 GMT -00:00 · Published

Head of Russia's Reconciliation Centre in Syria, Lieutenant General Sergei Chvarkov, reported on the ongoing humanitarian operation carried out in the city of Aleppo, during an address in Hmeymim Airbase, Latakia, Wednesday.

Chvarkov explained that "a poisonous substance was dispersed in the residential quarter of the Salah ad-Din district, in the eastern part of Aleppo," which "came from the area of Sukkari controlled by militants Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki,” adding that the group are “referred by the US as the so-called moderate opposition.” The attack resulted in the deaths of seven people while "23 people were brought to the hospitals of Aleppo with symptoms of suffocation and inhalation injuries,” according to Chvarkov.

The Lieutenant General confirmed that seven humanitarian corridors have been established for the civilians wishing to leave the besieged area, noting "a separate safe corridor has been established for the militants wishing to lay down their arms."

Syria: ‘Moderate opposition’ group responsible for poison attack in Aleppo - Russian Army chief02:47
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Head of Russia's Reconciliation Centre in Syria, Lieutenant General Sergei Chvarkov, reported on the ongoing humanitarian operation carried out in the city of Aleppo, during an address in Hmeymim Airbase, Latakia, Wednesday.

Chvarkov explained that "a poisonous substance was dispersed in the residential quarter of the Salah ad-Din district, in the eastern part of Aleppo," which "came from the area of Sukkari controlled by militants Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki,” adding that the group are “referred by the US as the so-called moderate opposition.” The attack resulted in the deaths of seven people while "23 people were brought to the hospitals of Aleppo with symptoms of suffocation and inhalation injuries,” according to Chvarkov.

The Lieutenant General confirmed that seven humanitarian corridors have been established for the civilians wishing to leave the besieged area, noting "a separate safe corridor has been established for the militants wishing to lay down their arms."

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