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Syrian forces uncover Saudi chemical weapons agents in Aleppo

Syrian forces engaged in mop-up operation in Aleppo’s recently retaken areas have discovered Saudi-produced chemical weapons agents left behind by foreign-backed terrorists in the city.

Syria’s official SANA news agency reported on Wednesday that the chemical materials were found by an army unit in a depot in the Old City of Aleppo.

Sulfur, chlorine and raw materials used for plastic granules were among the Saudi substances discovered, the report added.

It further noted that militants used the materials for manufacturing explosives that were later employed for targeting Aleppo’s residential areas.

It was not the first time that the Syrian troops uncovered toxic chemicals stored by Takfiri terrorists in Aleppo.

In December, Syrian military forces found a chemical warehouse inside Sana’a Mehaidali school in Aleppo’s Masaken Hanano neighborhood.

Terrorist groups such as Daesh and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, have on several occasions used toxic materials to target civilians in the Aleppo areas.

The Syrian government has accused Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey of providing the militants with the banned weapons.

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