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Iran Press TV

Syrian army busts terrorists' chemical warehouse in Aleppo

Iran Press TV

Tue Dec 6, 2016 5:25PM

Syrian military forces in the city of Aleppo have discovered a large depot where foreign-backed terrorists stored toxic chemicals for filling shells.

Syria's official news agency SANA reported on Tuesday that the warehouse was set up inside the Sana'a Mhaidali school in the Aleppo district of Masaken Hanano, which was retaken from militants last month.

The discovery came as the army engineering units were searching for landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the recently recaptured neighborhood.

The report further said that Syrian forces had found explosives and equipment used for manufacturing rocket shells and weaponizing gas cylinders.

Terrorist groups such as Daesh and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, have on several occasions used toxic materials such as chlorine gas to target civilians in Aleppo areas.

The Syrian government accuses Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey of providing the militants with the banned weapons.

Terrorists shell UNRWA center

Another SANA report also said on Tuesday that the terrorists had fired rocket shells at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) center in the al-Nairab refugee camp east of Aleppo.

The attack was launched by terrorists based in Aleppo's southeastern areas, leaving six people wounded and damaging the center's food storehouse.

Several killed as militants target Fu'ah hospital

Separately on Tuesday, Jaish al-Fatah terrorists fired rocket shells at the only hospital in the militant-held al-Fu'ah town in Syria's northwestern Idlib Province.

According to unnamed local sources, the assault killed five people and injured nine more, and caused the hospital to go out of service.

A similar attack was also reported in the nearby militant-held town of Kefraya, causing material damage to public and private property.

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