Reports of Chlorine Gas Attack on Rebel-Held Eastern Ghouta: Syria

تم نشره في Sat 13 January / Jan 2018. 10:35 PM
  • Eastern Ghouta is under constant aerial bombardment - (Reuters)


CAPITALS — A chlorine gas attack has been carried out on a besieged rebel-held enclave on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, reports say.


People in the Eastern Ghouta region, which is under daily bombardment, reported a smell of gas after a missile strike, the BBC has learned.


Health workers said six people were treated for minor breathing problems.


Some 400,000 locals have been under siege from Russian-backed government forces since 2013.


There have been a number of reports of chlorine gas attacks since Syria's civil war broke out, but the government has always denied using chemical agents.