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HRW suspects Syria of using chemical weapons in Aleppo

HRW suspects Syria of using chemical weapons in Aleppo

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The Syrian army last summer, probably two times chemical weapons in the besieged city of Aleppo, with civilians killed as a result. That accusation expressed to Human Rights Watch (HRW) Wednesday.

The human rights organization relies on reports of medical staff, interviews with residents and photos and videos.

The attacks allegedly committed on August 10 and september 6. According to HRW threw soldiers in those days called vatbommen with toxic chemicals in them from helicopters. Targeted were the districts of Aleppo in the hands of rebels. When the attacks came five civilians, including three children. Hospitals treated dozens of people who were injured.

According to HRW, it is without laboratory tests is difficult to prove which substance is used. Observations and the complaints of the victims modes according to the organization on chlorine.

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