Syria: Militants used chemical weapons in Aleppo – Russian MoD

Russia's Defence Ministry reported on the use of chemical weapons by anti-government forces against civilians and Syrian soldiers in Aleppo's 1070 district, Friday.
Soldiers from Russia's Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Protection Troops discovered unexploded artillery ammunition containing toxic substances. A representative of the division said "When removing mines from the land, white smoke came out of the mines. Presumably white phosphorus."
Following the discovery the troop took samples of soil, including the fragments of the mines at the site. Tests held in the mobile laboratory, confirmed the suspicion, revealing that toxic substances filling artillery ammunition with high probability contain chlorine and white phosphorus.
According to the representative, further tests are to take place, "carry out examinations of the samples in the laboratory here, and some of the samples will also be sent to a laboratory in Moscow to get expert opinion."

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