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Russian experts find evidence of chemical weapon use by Aleppo terrorists – MoD

Bombed vehicles in Aleppo, Syria

Bombed vehicles in Aleppo, Syria. VOA News Scott Bobb reports from Aleppo, Syria. Public Domain image.

Russian military experts have found unexploded shells indicating that terrorists in Aleppo have been using chemical weapons in their regular attacks on civilian and Syrian government-held areas of the city, according to a Russian Defense Ministry statement.

“While conducting reconnaissance in the ‘1070’ area [south-western suburbs of Aleppo], the officers of the scientific center of the Russian Troops of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defence (RChBD) have found evidence of chemical weapon use by terrorists against the civilian population and Syrian servicemen,” spokesperson for the Russian Defense Ministry Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said in a statement early on Friday.

Traces of chlorine and white phosphorus were detected during initial analysis of the samples.

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