Syrian rebel groups are claiming that President Bashar al Assad’s forces have launched a deadly chemical weapons attack on several towns friendly to the rebel cause.
From CBS News:
Videos uploaded to social networking websites showed dozens of dead people lying on pavements and inside buildings, their bodies showing no obvious signs of injury. In one video allegedly shot in the Ghouta area, where all the suburbs allegedly targeted are located, at least a dozen young children’s bodies were lined up on the floor.
Other videos showed toddlers convulsing and foaming from the mouth as people tried to wash their faces with bottled water. None of the videos could be independently verified.
In total, an area covering at least two square miles appeared to have been affected, based on the purported locations of the videos posted online. To date, there have been many claims of small-scale, localized chemical attacks in Syria, but the videos which emerged Wednesday suggested a possible wider dispersion of toxic agents.
If this is true, it presents yet another major problem in the Middle East for Obama.
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