‘Rebels’ in Damascus have reprtedly used crudely assembled chemical bombs to attack Syrian government troops with nerve gas as they advanced in Ghouta.
The Syrian Arab news agency reportedthat terrorists, affiliated to Syria’s al Qaeda branch Nusra Front, used toxic gas to halt the advance of theSyrian Armyin Eastern Ghouta after the government troops managed to reclaim territories from the militants after battles that lasted several days.
“Several soldiers suffered breathing difficulties after the attack and were immediately taken to a military hospital. Thankfully, all of them are now in stable conditions”, the source told Al Masdar.
The Syrian Army backed by Hezbollah fighters have now resumed attacks on the rebels in rural Damascus.
The attack took place on Wednesday after four days of intense fighting between “rebels” and the Syrian military where the SAA managed to reclaim territory from the Western-backed Islamists.
Jaish al-Islam, a terrorist group backed by the U.S. and NATO, has denied using the chemical weapons and has instead claimed that the Syrian government was the perpetrator.
Thus, with both sides claiming that chemical weapons were used, it appears that such an attack did take place.
Video evidence such as that produced by Syrian news agency SANA, however, tends to lend credence to the claims of the Syrian government rather than the terrorist groups.
The 2013 chemical weapons attack was blamed on the Assad government by the United States and its allies despite evidence that it was actually the terrorist proxy forces that committed the attacks.
It stands as one of the most intense moments in the Syrian crisis as the United States was preparing to launch a Libya-style invasion before the Russians stepped in and mediated a diplomatic solution that resulted in Syria surrendering its chemical weapons stockpile.
Terrorists in Syria, backed by the West, have used chemical weapons on a number of occasions, even televising proof of their possession of the chemicals and the manufacturing capability needed to produce them.
On the contrary, there has never been any credible evidence to suggest that the Syrian military has used chemical weapons against either civilians or combatants.