August 21st, 2013
04:15 AM ET

Syria opposition: Chemical agents kill 100s

Syrian opposition sources and witnesses reported several explosions and serious casualties in rebel strongholds in the Damascus countryside on Wednesday - and accused the government of using chemical agents.

The sources put the casualty count at "hundreds."

Videos posted online show lifeless bodies, most with no visible signs of injury. Many of the injured appeared to be convulsing.


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  1. saywhat

    In june 0f 2013 Syria had claimed seizure of sarin containers from a rebel hide out. Russia blocked a UN resolution preventing Syrian army from raiding the 'rebel' held town of Qusair.

    August 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    veto powers in the hands of selected few have always been the bane of Security Council.

    August 22, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. hope

    Israel, Syria's neighbor to the south says the World turns a blind eye to the atrocities committed against the people of Syria and gives lip service. Shame on the U.N. and the Western World for being so heartless... But, most of all, shame on Obama and a failing foreign policy and imo an idiotic, gutless approach to the REAL monsters in this world. He is a coward ruling a brave nation failing to protect U.S. from appearing weak in the eyes of our enemies...

    August 22, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. hope

    The most powerful nation in the world...

    reduced to hierarchy.

    Thank You, Mr. President

    August 22, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
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