The Jobar district of Damascus was bombed with poisonous gases on Thursday evening, leading to many cases of suffocation amongst both fighters and civilians in the district, which falls under the control of armed opposition battalions.
The Arbeen Surgical Hospital reviewed four cases of suffocation, one whom died immediately upon being given first aid, whilst the other three cases are being treated.
Those suffering from suffocation suffer from lapses of consciousness, severe vomiting, numbness on their sides and involuntary bowl movements. According to medical staff, this is due to their having inhaled non specific toxic gases which do not include chlorine.
It is worthy to note that Jobar is subjected to poisonous gas attacks on a continuous basis, especially as the district neighbours residential districts which fall under regime control.