Syrian civilians near the war-torn country’s capital were attacked Monday with suspected poisonous gas — believed to have been launched by the Syrian government, activists and rescue teams said.
More than 20 civilians, including women and children, were evacuated from a rebel-held neighborhood in the Douma district early Monday morning, Syrian Civil Defense said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 13 people suffered from suffocation, Reuters reported.
22 civilians, most of them children, suffered from intoxication after another #Assad regime #ChemicalWeapons (Chlorine gas) attack on #EastGhouta.
The gas was delivered in nine Katyusha rockets.#Syria pic.twitter.com/shUnZrKFXq
— Julian Röpcke (@JulianRoepcke) January 22, 2018
— The White Helmets (@SyriaCivilDef) January 22, 2018