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Syrian state media say militants fire poison gas in Aleppo

Tom Perry

Published 30/10/2016 | 11:45

This still image taken from undated drone footage, posted online by the communications arm of Ahrar al-Sham militant group (Ahrar al-Sham, militant video, via AP)
This still image taken from undated drone footage, posted online by the communications arm of Ahrar al-Sham militant group (Ahrar al-Sham, militant video, via AP)
This still image taken from drone footage, posted online by the communications arm of Ahrar al-Sham militant group (Ahrar al-Sham, militant video, via AP)
Rebel fighters ride a vehicle after they took control of Dahiyet al-Assad, west Aleppo city, Syria October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
An abandoned vehicle is seen on a road after rebel fighters took control of Dahiyet al-Assad, west Aleppo city, Syria October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
A view shows a damaged minaret of a mosque after rebel fighters took control of Dahiyet al-Assad, west Aleppo city, Syria October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

Syrian state media said militants fired poison gas at a government-held area of Aleppo on Sunday, causing 35 people to choke, a report which a rebel official called a lie.

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State news agency SANA said "shells containing poison gases" had been fired at the residential district of al-Hamdaniya.

It did not report any deaths. The head of the political office of the Aleppo-based rebel group Fastaqim denied the report.

Rebels launched a major counter-attack against government forces in Aleppo on Friday, aiming to break a siege on the insurgent-held eastern sector of the city.

This still image taken from drone footage, posted online by the communications arm of Ahrar al-Sham militant group (Ahrar al-Sham, militant video, via AP)
This still image taken from drone footage, posted online by the communications arm of Ahrar al-Sham militant group (Ahrar al-Sham, militant video, via AP)

An array of rebels are taking part in the attack, including groups fighting under the Free Syrian army banner and Islamist militants.

Rebel fighters ride a vehicle after they took control of Dahiyet al-Assad, west Aleppo city, Syria October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
Rebel fighters ride a vehicle after they took control of Dahiyet al-Assad, west Aleppo city, Syria October 29, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

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