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Regime forces launch chlorine gas attack in E. Ghouta

Image of Syrian children receiving treatment after the Assad regime carried out a chlorine gas attack [file photo]

Syrian regime warplanes carried out a chlorine gas attack in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus on Saturday, according to a Syrian paramedic group.

The attack targeted residential areas in the Duma district in Eastern Ghouta, the Syrian Civil Defense, know as White Helmets, said on Twitter.

It said civilians affected in the attack were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.

Meanwhile, two people, including a child, were killed in an artillery shelling by regime forces in several districts in Eastern Ghouta, according to White Helmets.

Home to some 400,000 people, Eastern Ghouta has remained under a crippling siege by the Bashar Assad regime since late 2012.

It falls within a network of de-escalation zones — endorsed by Turkey, Russia and Iran — in which acts of aggression are expressly prohibited.

Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating conflict that began in 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected ferocity.

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  • Dow Jones

    Where is the evidence? Do you people not understand “false flag” after it has been used over and over again by the anglozionazi regime intent on destroying Syria? You call this journalism?

    • Helen4Yemen

      The owners of this blog have very distinct Shia bias!

  • Helen4Yemen

    This is a deliberate attempt to smear the regime of Assad and for special effects they

    have a picture of a child. The war in Syria is all about Palestine. By weakening Syria,

    they hope to weaken Iran. If the Syrian regime was into hurting its own people, why did

    it not do so before the emergence of ISIS. The Khazars are scared to go back home to

    Europe and they will scheme and plot to remain on Arab land. And to remain on Arab

    land would require they demolish all regimes opposed to their presence on stolen land.

    I have dected a very anti-Shia bias from the owners of this blog and I must say: shame!

  • No chemical weapons should be used by ANY government or group, especially against their own people.