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Govt chopper dropped chlorine, killing 3 in Aleppo, alleges Syrian rescue worker

A Syrian rescue worker says three civilians, a mother and two children, died in a suspected chlorine gas attack on an opposition-held district in the city of Aleppo.

world Updated: Aug 11, 2016 14:06 IST
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Civilians breathe through oxygen masks at al-Quds hospital, after a hospital and a civil defence group said a gas, what they believed to be chlorine, was dropped alongside barrel bombs on a neighbourhood in Aleppo early on Thursday.
Civilians breathe through oxygen masks at al-Quds hospital, after a hospital and a civil defence group said a gas, what they believed to be chlorine, was dropped alongside barrel bombs on a neighbourhood in Aleppo early on Thursday. (Reuters)

A Syrian rescue worker says three civilians, a mother and two children, died in a suspected chlorine gas attack on an opposition-held district in the city of Aleppo.

Khaled Harah, a first responder, says a government helicopter dropped four barrel bombs last night on the neighbourhood of Zabadieh and that one of them released chlorine gas.

The report, which was posted online today, could not be independently verified and it was not clear how it was determined that chlorine gas was released.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist group that tracks the civil war in Syria, also reported that government barrel bombs struck the neighbourhood.

It had reports of two killed and several people suffering breathing difficulties.

The Observatory made no mention of chlorine gas.