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Regime Forces Storm Moadamiyat Following Alleged Gas Attack

Assad forces bombard western Damascus with mortars and barrel bombs shortly after reports emerge of a regime gas attack on the area
Regime Forces Storm Moadamiyat Following Alleged Gas Attack

Media activists in the besieged area of Moadamiyat al-Sham, western Damascus, said regime forces shelled the town with 60 mortar rounds and seven barrel bombs on Wednesday, hours after at least 10 people were killed in a purported toxic gas attack.

Moadamiyat al-Sham has been under major attack by regime forces this week after the collapse of a fragile truce with rebels following more than two years of suffocating siege.

Late on Tuesday, at least 10 people, including a 12-year-old child, were killed in an alleged sarin gas attack on the western neighborhoods of Moadamiyat, medics said.

Local activists said the regime's gas attack is a continuation of the flagrant assault on civilians which has defied all international conventions since the deadly Ghouta chemical attacks in 2013.

In the neighboring town of Daraya, regime helicopters dropped 44 barrel bombs in two days, raising the recorded tally to 3,600 dropped barrels in four years.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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