|Russia said it had information proving that armed groups fighting against the Syrian government had used chemical weapons in an attack on a village in the northern city of Aleppo in which 25 civilians were killed.|
According to Syria’s official news agency SANA, at least 25 people were killed and many others injured after terrorists fired missiles containing “poisonous gases” into Aleppo’s Khan al-Assal village on Tuesday. Most of the casualties were women and children.
Syria’s Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi described the terrorists’ use of chemical weapons as the “first act” by the so-called opposition interim government.
He also said that Turkey and Qatar, which support militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, bore “legal, moral and political responsibility” for the chemical attack in the northern city of Aleppo.
The attack comes hours after Syria’s opposition National Coalition elected Ghassan Hitto, a former US-based IT executive, as prime minister for what it called an interim government.
Foreign-backed militants, who had threatened to use chemical weapons against the army government forces and Assad supporters a few months ago, have denied using chemical weapons and accused government forces of being behind the attack.