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Family of six die in east Aleppo chlorine gas attack

A helicopter struck the Al Sakhour neighborhood with chlorine gas killing the four siblings and their father

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A photo apparently showing a family of six killed in a suspected chlorine gas attack in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, has gone viral on social media.

If genuine it would not be the first picture from Aleppo showing civilians, including women and children being killed in the heavy bombardments carried out by Russian and Syrian airstrikes.

On Sunday it is claimed a helicopter struck the Al Sakhour neighborhood with chlorine gas killing the four siblings and their father.

Media activists from Aleppo told Al Arabiya English that the mother died shortly after from shock.