Experts see signs of nerve gas in deadly Syrian attack

Opposition groups in Syria are accusing the government of launching a chemical attack that killed hundreds outside the capital of Damascus early Wednesday morning. Activists say rockets carrying nerve gas struck the suburbs of Douma, Jobar, Zamalka, Arbeen, and Ein Tarma, though the regime of President Bashar al-Assad has steadfastly denied their allegations. A nurse working at a medical center in the region tells Reuters that 213 people were killed on today’s attack, including many women and children, while opposition groups put the death toll at 1,300.

The attack comes just one day after a team of experts from the United Nations arrived in Syria to investigate the possible use of chemical weapons in previous operations. The Obama…

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