Has the USA been caught once again arming terrorists for chemical weapons attacks? Russian news agency Sputnik, claims the US is responsible for the latest round of chemical weapon attacks in Aleppo.Has the USA been caught once again arming terrorists for chemical weapons attacks? Russian news agency Sputnik, claims the US is responsible for the latest round of chemical weapon attacks in Aleppo.
The battleground that has become Syria is a proxy war between Russia and the United States. “Several poison gas shells have been fired into the old city of Aleppo, killing over a dozen residents and hospitalizing over 30 others. Sputnik Arabic was able to speak to several residents on the ground about the barbaric attack.”
A local man who became a victim of the attack spoke to Sputnik Arabic about his experience. “I was near where one of the shells had dropped. I quickly got the call to extinguish the fire in the al-Awamid market, but after arriving at the scene, another bomb dropped near the first. After a few minutes, I began to feel a shortness of breath and nausea; I was given help on the spot and then taken to the hospital – it saved my life.”
A source at a local hospital informed the news agency that people arrived to local hospitals in serious condition after inhaling toxic gas. Some of the victims died on their way to the hospital. Symptoms of the poison gas included blurred vision, vomiting and shortness of breath. The shells were suspected to contain chlorine gas.
The Syrian army responded to the attacks by launching at the locations from which the poison gas shells were fired, all while Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes against the positions held by the jihadists on Tuesday.
Dr. Mohammed Hazouri, the chairman of the city’s public health service, told Sputnik that “over five people were killed by the gas and another eight died of asphyxiation (suffocation), after the area of the old city of Aleppo came under fire by these shells, fired by the Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki militant group.”
According to Sputnik Arabic’s commentary, “the use of poisonous gas by the armed opposition which Washington classifies ‘moderate’ is a serious indication of the level of support which the US is providing to the armed movement engaged in acts of terrorism against civilians, using prohibited weapons.”
The United States and its allies have been repeatedly accused of supporting jihadist Islamist groups that they consider ‘moderate’. Earlier this week, video footage emerged showing a large cache of US-made weapons in a city district formerly controlled by the jihadists. The stash included US and European-made grenades and missile launchers, mortars and ammunition.