On Monday Ahrar a-Sham attempted to storm al-Ameria, a regime-held district in west Aleppo, in order to break through the encirclement of Aleppo, by detonating a massive car bomb.
The next day, images of Aleppo city children one kilometer away gasping for air and clutching oxygen masks appeared across the international media. A regime helicopter had reportedly just dropped a barrel bomb containing internationally banned chlorine gas, which killed one resident and left 80 more people struggling to breathe.
The bombs fell on Aleppo’s Sukari district, adjacent to al-Ameria. Sukari is located on the frontline, just east of the Ramouseh neighborhood which regime forces took back on Sunday after one month in rebel hands.
The road connecting east Aleppo city to the rebel-held provincial countryside passes through Sukari. In recent days, Sukari, mainly controlled…