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. Scottish Mama

    Time to find out if they are using chemicals. Next step?

    August 21, 2013 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Probably not much doubt about the use of the chemicals. The big question is who actually used them. May have been the government, but al Qeada, if they feel they can garner the support. would do it in a heartbeat against their own people. So it stands like I originally said, US, stay the hell out of this.

    August 21, 2013 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      And lest I forget, Good morning Scottish Mama.

      August 21, 2013 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • ronvan

      Agree totally! And lets quit playing around, OUR "elected children", and STOP all aid!

      August 22, 2013 at 6:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    The BIGGEST question should be WHERE did they get them? Who had em and who supplied THEM! And good afternoon @ Mama and @ bobcat!

    August 21, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Good morning all.
    Whenever UN was entrusted with investigating the chemical weapons use, they pointed a finger at the rebels. Let's see what transpires with this latest accusation by the 'rebels'.

    August 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Let's see how those who started it all to get rid of Assad proceed when there is no Syria left to possess and the place is a hotbed of elements which breed on violence.

    August 21, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    i am now barred from log in to CNN World blog.
    Freedom of expression is alive & kicking in this land of the free
    Let Koch bros take over the Tribune group, which they have been trying to possess emulating Murdoch, for some time and whatever semblance of a free media we have would disappear too.

    August 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dazzle ©

    Hello all, I am in the same boat @saywhat and have grown sick of it. Who knows whether this will post.

    August 21, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A man walks into the psychiatrist’s office with a zucchini up his nose, a cucu mber in his left ear, and a breadstick in his right ear. He says, “What is wrong with me?

    The psychiatrist replies, “You are not eating properly.”

    August 21, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Lol, Rawr. Short and to the point.
      On Syria: sing it with me: same as it ever was. Sigh.

      August 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • ronvan

      LOL! As usual on top of your game!

      August 22, 2013 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  9. dazzle ©

    Oh God @bobcat(in a hat) you are killing me. LOL

    August 21, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Good afternoon @dazzle@bobcat

    August 21, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lmao @ bobcat, very funny.

    August 21, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy@

    Yes it is true.i am a gay woman. I have a wife.

    August 21, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      You want to watch. Admit it. You find gay sex HAWT.

      August 21, 2013 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      Still love u

      August 22, 2013 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Roemini

      Why they permit trolls to post whatever trash they want about other people is beyond me. If CNN wonders why they're tanking, this would be one clue.

      August 22, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. hope

    Thank you, CNN, for truth.

    The notion that the rebels would inflict this on their own children is absurd. Blindness is one thing, but pure stupidity is quite another. WE are not the ones dying. Stop playing victim.

    August 22, 2013 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    permit me to differ. The 'rebels' mostly are foreign fighters dominated by elements of AlQaeda who now claim that they have the strongest franchise in Syria.
    Their children are not on the ground.

    August 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    The UN failed to pass resolutions because of being blocked by Russia, China, and Syria. Same as it ever was.

    August 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
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