Terrorists use chemical weapons in Syria’s Aleppo: Russia

Moscow, Nov 11 (IANS) Russia’s Defence Ministry on Friday said it has discovered proof of terrorists using chemical weapons against civilians and the Syrian military in Aleppo.

“Experts of the Russian Defence Ministry have found unexploded artillery ammunition of the terrorists containing toxic substances,” spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.

According to the statement, an express test of the munitions, shell fragments and soil samples in a mobile laboratory revealed with a very high probability that the substances used were chlorine and white phosphorus, Xinhua news agency reported.

A profound analysis of the toxic substances found in Aleppo will be conducted in the laboratory of the Scientific Centre of the Russian Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Protection Troops, licensed by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), it added.

–IANS

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