Syrian opposition says 35 civilians killed in chemical attack

TOI staff – April 8, 2018

Syrian rebels accused the Bashar Assad regime of attacking civilians in the eastern Ghouta region with chemical weapons on Saturday, killing some 35 people and injuring hundreds.

Eight children were among the dead in the town of Douma, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on sources on the ground.

Syrian American Medical Society, a medical relief group, said the regime bombed a hospital with chlorine gas, killing six, and then attacked a nearby building with “mixed agents” including nerve gas, Reuters reported.

Opposition activists in Douma posted photographs of people wearing gas masks and saying that government forces were shelling the town with poison gas.