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Syrian Islamist group Jaysh al-Islam admits using banned weapons against Kurds in Aleppo

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The Jaysh al-Islam militant group fighting government forces in Syria has admitted to using “forbidden” weapons against Kurdish militia in Aleppo. The group’s statement comes after reports of chemical gas being used in shelling Aleppo’s Sheikh Maqsood district.

Shocking images show victims of chemical attack on Aleppo neighborhood in Syria (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

The hardline Islamist group did not not specify what substances were used, but claimed that it will punish those responsible.

The group’s statement reads: “During the clashes one of the Jaysh al-Islam brigade leaders used [weapons] forbidden in this kind of confrontations.”

The group claims that the brigade commander in question was summoned to a military court, where it was decided he is to be held accountable. “This situation is contrary to the charter of Jaysh al-Islam,”says the group.

Aleppo’s Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood was shelled with mortars containing chemical agents earlier on Thursday. Local journalist Nawrouz Uthman told RT the attack took place around noon local time, reportedly killing 23 people and injured over 100.

https://www.rt.com/news/338849-jaysh-al-islam-chemical-aleppo/

This is, I believe the 3rd time, in different countries, that the Kurds have been attacked with chemical gas.  So, even the militant groups claim using these weapons are against their belief system.  Wonder what the truth is here.  

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Published on Apr 7, 2016

A neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which is held by Kurdish YPG militias, has been shelled with chemical agents from territory held by Islamist and FSA factions, a local journalist on the ground has told to RT. 

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