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Daesh carries out chemical attack in northern Syria

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Smoke billows from buildings during battles on the northwest outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, July 26, 2016. (AFP)

The Daesh Takfiri terrorists have carried out a chemical attack on residential areas in northern Syria.

Sources in the northwestern city of Aleppo said on Tuesday that the terrorists fired rounds of mustard gas mortars on a government-controlled neighborhood earlier in the day. They said at least 20 people were wounded in the assault.

This was not the first time Daesh used chemicals in its attacks on Aleppo, the sources said, adding that many civilians have suffered from similar poisonous assaults over the past weeks.

Aleppo has become the scene of fierce clashes between foreign-backed militants and government forces over the past few months. 

Daesh and other militants have a history of carrying out chemical attacks on civilians and government forces in Iraq and Syria.

This photo released by a Syrian website shows a man in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo wearing a mask after rockets containing banned agents and launched by Daesh Takfiri militants hit a government-controlled neighborhood of the city.

On April 7, nearly two dozen people were killed and over 100 others injured in a chemical attack by Daesh against members of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Aleppo.

The Daesh terrorists also used internationally-banned chemical weapons in their recent attack against civilians in a village in northern Iraq. At least 17 civilians, including women and children, suffered respiratory problems after Daesh shelled Osija village, located on the southern outskirts of Mosul. Iraqi officials said after initial inspection that shells used in the attack contained chlorine gas, a choking agent banned under the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention.

According to a report by the Syrian-American Medical Society, Daesh has carried out more than 160 attacks involving “poisonous or asphyxiating agents, such as sarin, chlorine, and mustard gas” since the beginning of the conflict in Syria in 2011. Over 1,490 people have been killed in the chemical attacks.

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