Members of Syria’s opposition accused the forces of President Bashar al Assad to attack hundreds of people with poison gas in Damascus and for causing the death of up to 1 300 people, in what would be the worst attack with chemical weapons in the world in decades.
Many Western countries and the Middle East called for a report of researchers from the UN chemical weapons, which arrived in the Syrian capital after three days and then were sent to the scene, where one of the worst attacks in the more than two years of civil war in Syria occurred.
However, the Syrian regime flatly denied having used chemical weapons. Russia, a staunch ally of Assad, said the possibility of a “provocation” staged by the opposition.
The nefarious attack occurred yesterday morning in suburbs around the capital, according to the opposition. “Many of those killed were women and children. They had dilated pupils, cold extremities and foaming in the mouth. According to doctors, these are typical symptoms of nerve gas victims,” said a nurse.
Today Egypt, which also faces an internal conflict, condemned the killing of more than 1300 people in what was defined as the worst attack in Damascus by the regime, using chemical weapons in the attack. According to a statement from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
The Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi, expressed his “astonishment” for the murder of over a thousand Syrians and called for an investigation to confirm the information that reveal the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime in this incident.
Moreover, the Security Council of the United Nations Organization (UN) began an emergency meeting due to the situation in Syria.