The town of Arbeen in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus was subjected today to shelling with poisonous gases, leaving more than ten people injured due to suffocation. Those affected were transported to a field hospital in the town.
Doctors have said that it is most likely that the poisonous gases used were chlorine, despite the fact that the symptoms which appeared on the injured do not coincide with the symptoms of Chlorine or Mustard gas- the two gases which the regime has used against civilians for more than two years.
SHRC has documented 14 poisonous gas attacks since the beginning of 2014, before the attack which took place on Arbeen today.
The attack with poisonous gases on Arbeen comes only a day after the announcement of Bashar al-Assad’s win of a third term in office.
On 222/2/2014, the Security Council had issued decree 2139 in which it requested of all parties in Syria to stop attacks against civilians. However, the attacks by regime forces with the use of explosive barrels, heavy weapons and internationally prohibited weapons have not stopped; in the same way that the international community has not put forward any measures to hold the regime to account and to stop these violations.