Number of injured in Aleppo chlorine shelling climbs to 65

Number of injured in Aleppo chlorine shelling climbs to 65

The number of civilians injured in an attack by militants using chlorine-filled shells on residential areas of Syria's Aleppo has reached 65 people, Sputnik reported citing Syrian newspaper al-Watan.

Sources at the ar-Razi hospital told the newspaper that by midnight local time (22.00 GMT on Saturday), 21 injured had been admitted, all hospitalized in the intensive care unit.

Aleppo University Hospital received 44 victims displaying difficulty in breathing due to exposure to gas, presumably poisoning, the newspaper said.

The head of the health department of the Syrian city of Aleppo, Ziad Haj Taha, earlier reported that 25 had been hospitalized to ar-Razi hospital and another 25 to Aleppo University Hospital. Lebanese broadcaster Al Mayadeen has reported about 100 injured in the attack.

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