New chemical attack alleged in Syria

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Amateur videos uploaded online purport to show the aftermath of what is said to be a chemical attack by Syrian government forces on the outskirts of Damascus. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

New chemical attack alleged in Syria

–STORY CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES–

Chaotic scenes in a hospital on the outskirts of Damascus amid unconfirmed reports of a chemical weapons attack launched by the Syrian government.

The video, which can not be independently verified by Reuters, shows alleged victims of the attack.

The Syrian government agreed to give up its stockpile of chemical weapons in 2013 after a large-scale sarin attack killed hundreds of people on the outskirts of the capital.

But a U.S. official says that recent incidents with chlorine and mustard gas on the battlefield in Syria indicate that the use of chemical weapons in the civil war is becoming routine.

Tags : Syria, Alleged, attack, Chemical

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