Syria Updates: 13th May

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from South Front: Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front Deploys Chemical Weapons in Aleppo, Syria


The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) says the Al-Nusra Front terrorist group has deployed chemical weapons near Syria’s city of Aleppo.

Scores of militants have also arrived from Turkey in the outskirts of the city in order to participate in the clashes there.

“Several trucks carrying self-made ammunition, armed with chlorine-based toxic agents, have arrived from the Idlib province to the northern outskirts of the city of Aleppo controlled by al-Nusra Front terrorists,” the MoD’s daily bulletin reads.

On May 12, the violence escalated in the Aleppo province as the ceasefire expired.

Members of al Qaeda's Nusra Front. © Khalil Ashawi / Reuters

Members of al Nusra Front. © Khalil Ashawi / Reuters

A series of car bombings targeted civilian areas in Baghdad on May 11, killing 88 people and injuring dozens more. The attacks targeted the capital’s Shiite district of Sadr City, the predominantly Shiite district of Kadhimiya and the Sunni district of Jamiya.

Iraqi forces have reportedly found a chemical plant belonging to ISIS in the city of Hit in the province of Anbar. The plant had refining equipment as well as large amounts of chlorine and toxic chemicals. All these were left behind after the militants fled the city last month. According to Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Uzumcu, this confirms ISIS has the technology and access to the materials which might be used for the production of chemical weapons.



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