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    The Syrian opposition coalition shelled Sheikh Maksoud neighborhood in Aleppo on Thursday, European Representative of the Rojava Administration told Sputnik, adding that mortars and Grad rockets were also used during the assault.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Radical groups within the Syrian opposition deployed chemical weapons, mortars and Grad rockets during a recent attack on Aleppo's Kurdish-controlled Sheikh Maqsoud district, Senam Mohamed, European Representative of the Rojava Administration, told Sputnik Saturday.

    "On April 7, 2016 at 12.00 the factions and brigades of the Syrian opposition coalition (Ahrar al-Sham, [militants under] the banner of [Army of] Conquest, the banner of Sultan Murad, the band 16, the Army of the Mujahideen, Movement and the gathering of Fastqm, Nour al-Din al-Zenki, Jund al-Aqsa group, Hawks Mountain Brigade and Hamza Brigade) shelled Sheikh Maksoud neighborhood [in Aleppo] with shells carrying chemical materials and gases, as well as homemade rockets, mortar bombs and Grad rockets. Shelling led to cases of suffocation," Mohamed said. 

    On Thursday, the Sheikh Maqsood district was reportedly shelled with chemical agent-containing weapons. Videos uploaded by activists showed a yellow cloud rising above buildings, while the Kurdish Red Crescent later stated that the hospitalized victims of the attack displayed signs of Chlorine poisoning.

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