Syrian Activists: Videos Show Chemical Weapons Used
A camera pans slowly over a row of children partly under a sheet, their eyes closed, their skin looking sallow. A man behind them, crazy with anger, shouts, “Stop lying to us! Stop lying! Where did all these children go? Where is this regime … that is killing us?
“Chemical weapons,” he screams, holding his head. “We were hit with chemical weapons!”
Inside a medical area, it’s chaos. Footage shows people carrying limp bodies, some haphazardly covered in sheets, others splayed, nearly nude, on the floor. A man is on his back, staring blankly upward, his chest convulsing violently. Others hold tissues to their mouth, appearing to gag.
These were some of the videos posted online that opposition activists in Syria say show that the government has used chemical weapons in the countryside outside its capital Damascus.
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