Alleged Chemical Attack, April 7, 2016
At mid-day on April 7, 2016, the Kurdish-majority and Kurdish-administered Sheikh Maqsoud district of Aleppo city was hit by munitions that released toxic gas, leading to many injuries and at least nine dead, by reports. Some clues suggest chlorine was used, but details remain sketchy. A final death toll of 23 was reported (Press TV)
It's said the Damascus-based Jaish al-Islam claimed responsibility, but also called it a crime by a lone commander, who would be punished. Purported statement, inset at right: Jaish al-Islam arrest commander for using unauthorized weapons in attack on Sheikh Maqsood in Aleppo source. Where he was supposed to fire the chemical weapons might be of interest to some.
This is a subject ACLOS can and will consider, in time, but it's a slow start.
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