September 2016: Government Drops Chlorine Bomb in Aleppo
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of September 2016.
1. Death of Uzbekistan's President 2. Mother Teresa Gains Sainthood 3. Hong Kong Elections 4. Syrian Government Drops Chlorine Bomb in Aleppo 5. Gabon Reelects President 6. North Korea Tests Nuclear Warheads 7. U.S. and Russia: Syrian Cease-Fire 8. Bayer Buys Monsanto 9. Parliamentary Election Reinforces Putin 10. Syrian Cease-Fire Over 11. Puerto Rico Loses Power 12. Typhoon Megi Hits Asia 13. Israeli Leader Shimon Peres Dies 14. OPEC Agrees to Oil Cuts
- Government Drops Chlorine Bomb in Aleppo
- On September 6, 2016, in a besieged neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria, the Syrian government is suspected of dropping chlorine bombs on the residential neighborhood of Sukkari. One resident of the neighborhood told the Washington Post that when he arrived to help people, he was confused because of the lack of blood. "There was no trace of shrapnel or gaping wounds or anything like that, which I thought was odd. They were just coughing intensely and having trouble breathing, and there was this smell as if a swimming pool had exploded in the area." More than 100 are hospitalized for oxygen treatments.
- Photo source: Aleppo Media Center via AP