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Syrian Army Discovers Militants’ Chemical Warehouse in Aleppo

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.

Source: Al Alam

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