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Syrian opposition hit by suspected chlorine attack

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>> The besieged city of Aleppo in Syria attacked by what opponents of President Bashar al-Assad suspect is chlorine gas. A rescue group known as the Syrian Civil Defense releasing this video of children being doused in water and using oxygen masks to breathe. They say 80 people suffocated when a rebel-held section of Aleppo was hit by barrel bombs.
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No deaths have been reported. A human rights group in Britain corroborated the claim, reporting 70 cases. The Syrian government has denied previous accusations that it's used chemical weapons during the Civil War, which has gone on for five years. A UN inquiry seen by Reuters last month found that Syrian government forces were responsible for two toxic gas attacks involving chlorine.
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One in 2014 and another last year. A quarter million have died during the war and 11 million have been displaced.