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Grainy footage ‘shows Assad still gassing Syrian people’

  • Video shows bodies of children on streets of Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus
  • President al-Assad’s troops reportedly used sarin grenades and chlorine missiles
  • Attack was reported on Twitter and was confirmed by the Syrian Civil Defence

Shocking new evidence emerged last night that appears to show the use of sarin and chlorine gas by the Syrian state against its own people as it mounts a desperate push for one of the final rebel enclaves.

Gruesome video posted on social media shows bodies, including children, apparently shrouded by poisonous fumes on the streets of Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus.

President Bashar al-Assad’s troops are reported to have used sarin grenades and chlorine missiles against 400,000 people trapped there. The chlorine attack was widely reported on Twitter and confirmed by the Syrian Civil Defence, known as the White Helmets.

Grim images shows people, including children, shrouded in a characteristic yellow-green haze

President Bashar al-Assad’s (pictured) troops are reported to have used sarin grenades and chlorine missiles against 400,000 people trapped Eastern Ghouta

President Bashar al-Assad’s (pictured) troops are reported to have used sarin grenades and chlorine missiles against 400,000 people trapped Eastern Ghouta

Chemical weapons expert and humanitarian campaigner Colonel Hamish de Bretton-Gordon said the mobile phone video footage showed a ‘characteristic haze’ billowing over a street in a yellow-green cloud. Amid the scenes of panic, one man can be heard shouting ‘Alkulur’ – Arabic for chlorine.

Col de Bretton-Gordon said he had ‘reliable evidence’ that sarin was being used in grenades and mortars to ‘winkle out’ people from tunnels.

Col de Bretton-Gordon, co-director of Doctors Under Fire, said he had been told that a local hospital was treating seven people for the effects of chlorine inhalation, but there had been no deaths. 

The chlorine attack was widely reported on Twitter and confirmed by the Syrian Civil Defence, known as the White Helmets

The chlorine attack was widely reported on Twitter and confirmed by the Syrian Civil Defence, known as the White Helmets

Col de Bretton-Gordon, co-director of Doctors Under Fire, said he had been told that a local hospital was treating seven people for the effects of chlorine inhalation, but there had been no deaths.

The last confirmed use of sarin was in April 2017, prompting President Trump to launch 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian air base.



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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