August 3, 2016 / 5:27 PM / in a year

Russia says informed U.S. of toxic substance attack by rebels in Syria's Aleppo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian military informed the United States that rebels in the Syrian city of Aleppo launched an attack using toxic substances at 19:05 on Aug. 2, Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a Russian general.

As a result of the attack, seven people died and more than 20 people were sent to hospital, Interfax reported.

Reporting by Alexander Winning, editing by Larry King

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