Chemical Weapons Mystery: Did Assad Attack with Chlorine (and Sarin)?

Chemical Weapons Mystery: Did Assad Attack with Chlorine (and Sarin)?On April 7, images and video footage of dozens of dead Syrian children and adults foaming at the mouths, or injured and struggling to breathe, once again began circulating around the world. The latest chemical-weapon attack, targeting the rebel-held suburb of Douma east of Damascus, reportedly caused at least forty-two deaths and injured five hundred, though some sources claim seventy deaths or more. The Violations Documentation Center, a human-rights monitoring group, has published a timeline of the events on April 7, beginning at noon with a guided-missile strike and barrel-bomb attack on a Red Crescent center in Douma, which destroyed its last remaining ambulances.


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Syria strikes: US says both chlorine and sarin used in Douma chemical attack

Syria strikes: US says both chlorine and sarin used in Douma chemical attackThe US has claimed that both sarin and chlorine were used by Syria in an attack that killed dozens of civilians in Douma, an attack America, France and Britain said led them to carry out retaliatory air strikes, but which which the Syrian government denies having a role in. On Friday night, barely an hour after the multi-nation attacks on three Syrian targets allegedly linked to the production, use and storage of chemical weapons were completed, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said the US was certain one deadly compound was used and that there may have been more than one.


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