Islamist militants in Syria’s Aleppo have, again, attacked government forces with poisonous gas to halt the latter’s advance in the southwestern parts of the embattled city.

Al-Masdar News has learned that jihadi fighters shelled government troops with homegrown mortars filled with Chlorine gas during the battles which took place recently to control two strategic hilltops.

According to source, the gas attack, which injured scores of soldiers, has posed a real threat to the government forces, forcing them to change their tactics.

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A Syrian soldier injured by the recent gas attack Zen Adra

The Syrian Army, backed by allied forces, has managed to recapture Tal Rakhem and Tal Mut’ah hilltops which overlooks the 1070 Housing Project.

Jihadi groups have frequently used gas attacks against civilians in the government-controlled parts of Aleppo during the past few weeks, killing and injuring scores.

Hardline militants have launched a wide-scale offensive to lift the siege imposed by government forces on the rebel-held districts of the city.

With the offensive – so far – failed to achieve its main objective, the Syrian Army, backed from allied fighters from Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Iran’s IRGC, has regained momentum on the frontlines after assimilating the thrust of the initial attack.

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Why has no NBC ( Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) protective equipment been issued to the SAA?

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Florian : you don’t need a HazMat to protect yourself from chlorine. In fact, having swimming goggles and a thick clothe folded several times and imbibed with liquid bicarbonate or if not, urine or even water will be enough to avoid you to breath the gas as they will react to the chlorine. Even some masks used for painting can be enough, you don’t need the serious gas-masks with cartridges etc : these are for more serious gasses. In fact, chlorine ain’t a poisonous gas but is highly incapacitative, more than the BS or CS the cops use for riot… Read more »