26 Nov 2018 11:47

Fifteen residents of Syria's Aleppo hospitalized again with poisoning symptoms

Damascus. Nov 26 (Interfax) - Fifteen residents of Syria's Aleppo hurt in the attack by militants on the city needed to be hospitalized again, Munaf Sherbaji, an on-duty doctor of the Aleppo hospital, said.

"The fifteen people who were discharged earlier were hospitalized again with the same poisoning symptoms. They are now receiving treatment in hospital. They are in serious condition," Sherbaji said.

The victims are receiving the medical assistance they need, he said. "To improve their condition, we give them intravenous injections and oxygen masks, it helps cleanse their respiratory system from toxins and raise their blood oxygen levels." The doctor said.

It was reported earlier, citing the Russian Defense Ministry that the shelling occurred in the evening of November 24. According to tentative information, the shells contained chlorine. They exploded in the area of al-Nil Street in the al-Khalidiya neighborhood. The attack, according to the ministry, was perpetrated by terrorist groups located in the Idlib de-escalation zone. According to the most recent information, over 70 civilians were hurt.