“After the terrorists failed in the Great Epic Operation (Aleppo battle), the US allowed them to use toxic gases against the civilians,” Mohannad Haaj, a member of the Syrian parliament and commander of al-Mahavir Battalion of the Syrian army, said on Tuesday.
Noting that the terrorists have failed in all their attempts, he said, “The so-called Great Epic Operation of terrorists has scandalously failed since the Syrian army’s strategy is to allow the terrorists to enter a region first and then surround and annihilate them all.”
Jeish al-Fatah coalition of terrorist groups launched chemical attack on residential areas under the control of the government troops in Aleppo city on Saturday, inflicting casualties on the civilian population in the region.
According to medical sources, Jeish al-Fatah fired chemically armed shells at government positions and residential areas in the Assad Military-Engineering Academy and 3,000-unit Housing Complex near the academy in Southwestern Aleppo city three times in the last several hours, leaving at least a civilian dead and 36 more vitally wounded.
“Heavy attacks of the militants have blocked ways to transfer the poisoned and injured civilians to medical centers,” the medics said.
“Based on evidence and the symptoms reported about the affected population, Jeish al-Fatah has used Chlorine in its chemical attacks this morning,” the medical sources underlined.
Late in September, the Russian Defense Ministry said that it had received information that terrorists were planning chemical attacks against the Syrian army and residential areas in Aleppo.
“It became known that terrorist groups are preparing provocative attacks by chemical weapons on Syrian army’s positions and residential areas in the East part of Aleppo to accuse government forces of the attacks,” said Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir, the first deputy chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff.
The cessation of hostilities in Syria was undermined by militant groups that increased their activities, he added.
Also, the Syrian army said in a statement on Monday that the al-Nusra Front (Fatah al-Sham Front) terrorists have killed and wounded hundreds of people in Aleppo during the last three days.
The statement said that terrorists killed at least 84 people and injured 280 in Aleppo during the past three days after the al-Nusra Front terrorist group intensified its offensive on Aleppo with the help of other militant groups.
According to reports, 16,000 terrorists launched a large-scale operation (the Great Epic Operation) on Friday to capture the government-held regions in Western and Southwestern Aleppo, and then remove the siege on the militants in the Eastern parts of the city.
Local media outlets have revealed that hundreds of terrorists have been killed and wounded in bloody battle with Syrian army troops and popular forces in Aleppo.