At least ten people killed in sarin gas attack in western suburbs of Damascus

14:10, 23 December 2015
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At least 10 people, including a child, have been killed late on Tuesday in a sarin gas attack on the besieged Moadamiyet al-Sham town west of the capital, activists said, according to Syrian news agency Zaman Al Wasl.


The town's main hospital said ten people were killed including a 12-year-old boy due to two missiles loaded with deadly sarin gas targeting their neighborhood, Zaman Al Wasl wrote.

Moadamiyet al-Sham, also known as Moadamiya, has been under major attack by regime army this week after the collapse of a fragile truce with rebels and more than two years of suffocating siege.

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The Bashar al-Assad regime was responsible for the sarin chemical attack at Eastern and Western Ghouta near Damascus, on August 21, 2013, where more than 1,500 people had been killed, including dozens from Moadamiya town.

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