Syrian government chemical attack suffocates 124 civilians in Eastern Ghouta

تحرير محمد الحاج| ترجمة غلوري جابر| تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen🕔تم النشر بتاريخ : 8 آذار، 2018 09:58:30 خبرعسكريالكيماوي

Rif Dimashq - SMART

The Civil Defense has documented the suffocation of 124 civilians due to a chemical attack by the Syrian loyalist forces using toxic chlorine gas on a residential area in Eastern Ghouta yesterday.

The Civil Defense in Rif Dimashq governorate reported on their Facebook page that their teams relieved 124 civilians, including more than 100 children and women, suffering from suffocation by chlorine gas from explosive barrels dropped by loyalist helicopters on residential areas between the cities of Saqba and Hamouriya on Wednesday.

The Civil Defense added that the chlorine gas barrels were dropped at 9:15 pm on Wednesday. The attack coincided with intense bombing by Russian warplanes and loyalist forces' launching of rockets loaded with phosphorus.

The Syrian government bombed the town of Hamouriya using chlorine 48 hours ago, suffocating 30 civilians, including 15 children and 13 women.

In February, activists and the Civil Defense documented the killing of a child and the wounding of dozens after the government bombed the town of Shaifoniyah using chlorine gas. On Feb. 1, a chlorine gas attack hit the city of Duma, killing dozens of civilians.

On Dec. 13 and 22, 2017, toxic chlorine attacks also hit residential neighborhoods in Duma,  injuring civilians, most of them women and children.

A few days ago, France threatened with a "firm response" in cooperation with the United States to the "documented use of chemical weapons in Syria". France's threat came about two weeks after the United States National Security adviser reported that “It is time to hold the Syrian government accountable for their use of chemical weapons.”

At the end of November 2017, the United Nations announced the termination of the Joint Investigation Mechanism between the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on chemical attacks in Syria.

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تحرير محمد الحاج| ترجمة غلوري جابر| تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen🕔تم النشر بتاريخ : 8 آذار، 2018 09:58:30 خبرعسكريالكيماوي
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