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Suspected chlorine attack chokes Aleppo children

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>> A suspected toxic gas attack in Aleppo, new footage released on social media showing the aftermath. No reported deaths, but witnesses and rescue workers saying dozens were choked on Tuesday, including many children. Amateur videos showing children doused in water and using oxygen masks to breathe. The Syrian Civil Defense Organization reports 80 cases of suffocation, the Syrian Observatory 70, both accusing Bashar al-Assad's army of dropping barrel bombs containing the chlorine.
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This is believed to be one of the casings used in the alleged attack on Sukkari, a rebel-held eastern area of the divided city. No comment from the army but the government has denied the previous allegations. A UN inquiry Reuters saw last month found it responsible for two chlorine gas attacks during the five year civil war.
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It's also investigating an incident in August. The army has besieged eastern Aleppo since Sunday
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ter advancing against rebels on the city's outskirts.