Chemical Weapons Training in Aleppo, Syria


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A former student, Mohammad Zayed, has taken on the responsibility of training a group of 26 volunteers in how to react in case of a chemical attack, for the past two months. The volunteers try on suits and gas masks in a classroom, as Zayed writes on a dry erase board. They perform evacuation drills outside as well. The volunteers meet every day, as now have the ability to perform first aid on civilians in the event of an attack. "Are you ready?" Zayed is asked. "Yes," and he pauses before continuing, "Me and all my team."


0:01 - 0:12 If God forbid we get attacked with the sarin gas, we wait one or two hours, depending on the temperature.

0:15 - 0:22 It is only found in the United States, if we had it here, I would have gotten you some.

0:23 - 0:31 Chlorine is a mix of of Chlorine, Cl, and the chlorine we use at home is known as "Flash."

0:43 - 0:49 It is a dangerous liquid because it stays for a long time.

2:25 - 2:33 I am sure a 100 percent if the regime stays as it is, and Russia remains it's back up, then he [Bashar Al Assad] will use the weapons again," says Abd Al-Monamalbba, chief of civil protection against chemical attack trains in Aleppo.

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