BEIRUT, April 7 (Reuters) - Syrian rebel group Jaish al-Islam accused government forces on Saturday of dropping a barrel bomb containing poisonous chemicals on civilians in eastern Ghouta, injuring more than 500 people.
"The Assad regime and its allies carry on with their crimes," the rebels' military spokesman Hamza Birqdar told al-Hadath TV.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor based in Britain, reported 11 cases of symptoms of suffocation in the city, including five children, following strikes by Syrian warplanes. It did not say what agents may have been used in the attacks.
Neither the rebel group nor the Observatory mentioned any deaths.
Syrian state media denied launching chemical attacks as soon as the reports began circulating.Syrian government has stated the obvious- This never happened.
Ya know why the Syrian government is telling the truth?
Because SAA is winning this battle.
The terrorists have lost territory- Lost their footholds.
There is zero need for Syria to resort to this type of tactic.
Resorting to this will only bring more Usrael intervention
Therefore this is just more lies from the terror crowd
"Jaish al-Islam terrorists are in a state of collapse and their media outlets are (making) chemical attack fabrications in an exposed and failed attempt to obstruct advances by the Syrian Arab army," state news agency SANA reported, citing an official source.Of course, Israeli media is running with this LIE and making it BIGGER
Times of Israel
Syrian rebels (terrorists) 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.
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.
State media denied the reports, saying “such farces about chemical weapons” were triggered by the troops’ quick push toward Douma.
Government forces resumed their offensive on rebel-held Douma on Friday afternoon after a 10-day truce collapsed over disagreement regarding evacuation of opposition fighters.