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Russia: Militants use toxic agent on civilians in Aleppo - MoD

0 03.11.2016 Инфо

Head of General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Sergei Rudskoi, stated that militants used a toxic agent against people in Aleppo, killing two Syrian servicemen and wounding 37 civilians, during a press briefing in Moscow on Thursday.
"On October 30 militant groups from district 1070 conducted an attack on the Dahiyat Al Assad and al-Hamdaniya districts using home-produced shells containing toxic substances," he said, before adding that militants opened fire on western districts of Aleppo with mortars and 'hellfire' missile launchers 64 times during the last week.
Moreover, Rudskoi announced a 10-hour humanitarian pause on November 4. "During a humanitarian pause the [Syrian] government forces and equipment will be withdrawn away from the mentioned routes at the distances that will provide militants an opportunity to safely leave Aleppo," he explained.