A chemical weapons attack – most likely carried out by the regime, reportedly killed at least 75 civilians and wounded up to 1,200 others in the city of Douma, according to the Shaam News Network.
In an initial report, Shaam said: “Al-Assad and Russia targeted residential areas in the city of Douma in the eastern Gouta with high-toxic toxic chemical weapons. The city was hit by rockets and explosive barrels containing these materials, killing 75 martyrs and causing more than 1,000 cases of suffocation”.
However, a second report from Shaam pointed only to the regime, claiming that “Assad’s forces used containing chemical gas believed to be sarin on a number of cellars and shelters, resulting in the martyrdom of entire families and injuring more than 1,200 people suffering from suffocation”.
The local time of the incident is unknown.