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Chemical Experts Confirm Terrorists Used Mustard Gas in Aleppo in August

6 November 2015 15:27



The chemical weapons experts have confirmed that the militant groups had used a chemical agent known as mustard gas during an infighting in the town of Mare’e in the Northern countryside of Aleppo in August.

“The militants used mustard gas against each other in a fighting in Mare’e in August,” the Arabic-language Al-Hayat newspaper quoted experts of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) as saying on Friday.

The mustard gas had been used by the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group against its rival groups.

The chemical attack on Mare’e, a town located around 80 kilometers North of Aleppo, came days after health sources in the town reported that they received patients who had symptoms indicating exposure to toxic agent.

Following an attack on August 21, 23 patients were admitted to hospitals with doctors saying blood samples showed mustard gas was used.

On August 14, US media outlets cited several American intelligence and military officials as saying that the terrorists had used mustard agent as a weapon in their raid on the Northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka in early August.

Sulfur mustard, also known as mustard gas, can form large blisters on exposed skin and in the lungs.

The ISIL militants have been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians in areas they have overrun.

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