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Chemical weapons were used in Aleppo

by Leith Aboufadel
Russian specialists have confirmed that chemical weapons were used by the rebel forces in Aleppo last night, the Interfax News Agency reported this evening.
“Syrian terrorists use homemade mines filled with toxic agents in improvised manner,” the Russian chemical defense troops spokesman said.
The Russian specialists believe that chlorine gas was used by the rebels; however, they are referring the case to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
According to a security source in Aleppo city, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has closed off the areas that were targeted with chemical weapons in order to let the OPCW examine the sites.
The rebel forces, including the Turkish-backed National Liberation Front (NLF), have denied carrying out this chemical weapons attack, despite accusations from the Russian and Syrian governments.
The Russian Air Force responded to the chemical weapons attack by destroying the launching sites for the jihadist rebels in the town of Khan Touman and Rashideen 4 suburb.

Over 100 people have now been confirmed dead or wounded as a result of the chlorine gas attack launched by the rebels on Aleppo city last night, Al-Mayadeen reported.

Khmer Rouge leaders get second life sentence

The trial chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), better known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal was packed on Friday (Nov. 16) when the sentence in case oo2/02 was pronounced – Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea were both sentenced to life imprisonment.

Saudi Arabia Admits Mistakes in Targeting in Yemen

Investigators ask how many times Saudis can accidentally bomb same civilian targets

Addressing the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on Monday with respect to the massive civilian death toll in the Saudi invasion of Yemen, Saudi officials made rare admissions of fault, saying that they had made “mistakes” in targeting and were working hard to rectify the problem.

USA | ‘You’re a Murderer’: Protesters Disrupt Madeleine Albright’s ‘Fascism’ Book Tour

Madeleine Albright, US secretary of state under former President Bill Clinton, is no stranger to controversy. Even 17 years since she held office, protesters won’t let her forget what what they see as her crimes against humanity, and on Tuesday, demonstrators disrupted her speech in Brooklyn, New York.

To kill Taliban commanders, Afghan government accepts death of hundred civilians

On April 2, 2018 the Afghan government air forces targeted a gathering in Archi district of the Kunduz province of Afghanistan and killed and wounded hundreds of civilians including tens of children. The public gathering was organized in area under the control of Taliban where thousands of people attended in a graduation ceremony. Some of the Taliban commanders and militants were also among the participants of the gathering.