During the failed offensive on Ramousseh district in southwest Aleppo, Fateh Halab jihadists used chemical weapons killing 7 civilians so far whilst 20 others were transported to Aleppo’s hospitals.
Reportedly, it was the western-backed Nour El Din Al-Zinki rebel group who launched the chlorine attack; it is also the same group that became famous overnight due to their gruesome beheading of a 12 year old Palestinian child.
It is important to note that this is not the first time rebels use chemical weapons to advance their goals in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Last February, for instance, Fateh Halab militants attacked the Kurdish neighborhood with chemical weapons with no accountability against them and almost no media attention allocated to the vicious event. Similarly, rebels had also used chemical weapons against the Syrian Army during their capture on Khan Al-Assal west of Aleppo city.
As the U.S. State Department seems more adamant than ever in arming and supporting supposed “moderates” regardless of their many proven war crimes, it is unlikely that the jihadists would cease their lawless aggression given that their western sponsors are more focused on regime change than they are focused on fighting terrorism in Syria.