ISIL Pounds Northern City in Aleppo with Toxic Gases
According to ARA news website, the ISIL on Tuesday pounded the city of Mare’ with mortar and artillery rounds clorine toxic gas warheads.
The terrorist group several times targeted the residents of the city with chemical weapons which caused suffocation among the civilians, mostly women and children.
The attack was launched one day after the forensics office of Aleppo said examination of the wounded and dead bodies has revealed that the terrorists have most likely used mustard gas against the Syrian army.
The terrorists of Nour al-Din Zanki blew up a tunnel containing chemical materials and gases in al-Aqaba district near al-Awamid square in Aleppo after being discovered by the army. The explosion killed 6 people and injured 14 others.
Zahir al-Hajw, the coroner of Aleppo’s forensics, told al-Mayadeen that there were some symptoms in the bodies of the dead and wounded forces, disclosing that the terrorists have most likely used mustard gas and not chlorine or sarin.
“The nose bleeding shows that their lungs have been damaged, hyperemia is seen in the inner membranes of their eyelids and they have wounds on their skin,” he added.
Hajw added that the injured people also shown symptoms of shortness of breath and severe consciousness symptoms and disorders in a way that one of the wounded persons was so nervous after the CPR that he wanted to attack his friends and bite them.
A senior European official said in May that Saudi Arabia is providing the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front (Fatah al-Sham) in Syria with chemical weapons.
Secretary of the European Department for Security and Information (DESI) Haitham Abu Said said the terrorists regularly use the munitions in their attacks against Syrian civilians.
Abu Said said the ammunition are being supplied to the extremists every month under a plan drawn up in Bulgaria, and sneaked into Syria through the Jordanian border.
He said al-Nusra Front terrorists have used weapons containing chemical agents against Syrians on a number of occasions, most recently in the strategic Northwestern province of Aleppo.
International organizations, he said, have documented several such incidents in the past.
Russian Defense Ministry, meanwhile, said at the time that several trucks, carrying improvised chemical weapons, have been transported to Aleppo from neighboring Idlib.
“The arms are said to contain chlorine-based toxins,” the ministry said in a statement.
On May 3, Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Uzumcu said ISIL might have used chemical weapons both in Iraq and Syria.
Uzumcu said fact-finding teams from The Hague-based watchdog had discovered evidence that suggested the use of sulfur mustard in attacks in the two crisis-hit Arab countries.
Syria’s al-Ikhbariyah television said that the ISIL had fired a barrage of rockets, carrying mustard gas, at a Syrian military airport in the Eastern city of Deir Ezzur.
According to the Syrian-American Medical Society, ISIL has carried out more than 160 attacks involving “poisonous or asphyxiating agents, such as sarin, chlorine, and mustard gas” since 2011.
In August 2013, hundreds of people were also killed in a chemical attack in the Ghouta suburb of Damascus. According to reports, the rockets used in the assault were handmade and contained sarin.