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OPCW says it “reviews probe” into terrorists’ toxic gas attack on Aleppo city

The Hague, The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced that it is reviewing an investigation into terrorist groups' attack with toxic gases on Aleppo city.

Agence France-Presse quoted the OPCW director-general, Fernando Arias, as saying that The OPCW Secretariat has been monitoring the situation. It has contacted the UN's security department in order to assess the security situation on the ground for a possible deployment of the Fact-Finding Mission to Syria.

The OPCW's experts will continue to work independently to verify all allegations of the use of chemicals as weapons in Syria, Arias told participants at a conference to review the OPCW's strategy for the next five years.

He added that the meeting discussed the potential of launching an investigation into this attack to find out what exactly happened in the city of Aleppo.

Terrorist organizations positioned in Aleppo countryside fired on Saturday shells containing toxic gases on the neighborhoods of al-Khalidyia, al-Neel Street and Jam'ayat al-Zahra in Aleppo City.

107 civilians suffered asphyxiation due to the terrorist attack.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency