Toronto, ON- On September 6, 2016 6:30 a.m. Damascus time, two barrels of chlorine gas were dropped by helicopter on the civilian neighborhood of Al Sukari in the center of Aleppo. 128 people were injured by the attacks, and are being treated at Al Quds Hospital (71 cases reported), Al Zarzour Hospital (21 cases reported) and Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Hospital (36 cases reported) with some patients choosing not to seek medical attention. No fatalities have been reported.
Chlorine toxicity report confirms the use of chlorine gas:
“Several patients were experiencing the following symptoms: difficulty breathing, a dry cough, sneezing and vomiting. Their clothing smelled like chlorine. Patients were also experiencing major tearing in their eyes, and many patients were suffocating and experienced difficulty in breathing. A total of 71 patients were admitted into Al Quds Hospital, 37 were children, and 10 were women.
The age groups are as follows:
Under the age of 1:
12 victims received first aid and were released. 22 victims were released between 2-4 hours after arrival to the hospital. 10 patients were admitted into intensive care. One patient was put on a ventilator. One patient is 39 weeks pregnant, the heart rate of the fetus is slow, the patient may need an emergency Cesarean Section. 24 patients were admitted into the pediatrics and internal medicine departments.”- Free Aleppo Doctor’s Association
Dr. Anas Al Kassem, Chairman of UOSSM Canada and Simcoe Surgeon is available for interviews, please contact:
Phone: (905) 617-3332
UOSSM (Union des Organisations de Secours et Soins Médicaux) Canada provides free medical aid to the people of Syria regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion or political affiliation. UOSSM Canada has sent millions of dollars worth of medical supplies to medical facilities in Syria over the past two years. UOSSM international, started in 2012 and operates 12 major hospitals and supports 120 clinics inside Syria and has performed over 1,000,000 medical treatments since inception.