Syrian activists say gas attack near Damascus kills more than 650
AMMAN (REUTERS) - Syrian activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of launching a nerve gas attack on rebel-held districts near Damascus on Wednesday that they said killed more than 650 people.
“Over 650 confirmed dead result of deadly chemical weapon attack in Syria,” the National Coalition said on Twitter.
Activists said rockets with chemical agents hit the suburbs of Ain Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar in the Ghouta region.
Ms Bayan Baker, a nurse at Douma Emergency Collection facility, said: "Many of the casualties are women and children. They arrived with their pupil dilated, cold limbs and foam in their mouths."