Russia strongly condemns terrorist attacks with toxic gases on civilians in Aleppo

Moscow, SANA-Russian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned targeting the civilian population in Aleppo with shells that contain chlorine gas by the armed terrorist organizations.

“Moscow strongly condemns the terrorist attack using toxic substances against the civilians in Aleppo and it’s our duty to remind those who say they have influence over the armed Syrian opposition of the necessity to fulfill their obligation to clearly separate so-called ‘moderates’ from the terrorists from ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and other militant groups,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement on Monday.

Zakharova added, in the statement, that this is not the first instance when terrorists used chemical weapons against civilians as they used it before on the eastern Ghouta and Khan al-Assal in 2013, on Mar’a town in 2015 and in the summer of 2016 in Salah Eddin neighborhood in Aleppo city.

The General Command of the Syrian Arab Army and Armed Forces affirmed earlier that terrorist organizations are exploiting the pause in Aleppo to escalate their attacks on the city and to target civilians in its neighborhoods, pointing out that terrorists fired shells containing chlorine gas at the “1070 Apartments” area and al-Hamadaniyeh residential neighborhood in Aleppo, causing 48 cases of asphyxiation.

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