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The residents of a village located not far from Afrin were injured from the use of a chemical weapon, doctor from the local hospital said.

The doctor said two of them are criticial, and at the moment they are trying to determine what gas was used, SANA agency reported.

According to AFN, there are suspicions that the invading Turkish army used chlorine gas, a chemical weapon.

Since January 20, when Ankara launched Olive Branch operation against Kurdish fighters known as the YPG, Kurdish sources have repeatedly accused Turkish troops of using napalm, but this is first information about the use of poisonous substances.

SANA notes that dozens of people became victims of artillery bombardments in Afrin, most of them women and children.

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