Hey Kerry, your buddy Assad, the psychopath, just fired an unknown chemical substance outside Damascus. Would you like to pay homage to the dead by citing how successful you were in removing the chemical weapons Assad still possesses? It happened only five days after you told him he was safe.
Syrian activists have accused regime forces of using a “toxic gas” during clashes in a flashpoint town southwest of Damascus, saying five men were killed.
A local activist group in Moadamiyet al-Sham, where hundreds died in August 2013 in chemical strikes, accused the Syrian psychopath Baschar al-Assad’s troops of firing a toxic chemical at the town on Tuesday.
The group posted on Facebook:
“The Assad regime again used chemical weapons against civilians in Moadamiyet earlier today, with regime warplanes dropping barrel bombs containing a so-far unidentified toxic gas on the south of the town. Five people have died so far as a result with others suffering severe breathing problems.”
Photos and video footage posted by the group depicted men being carried into a chaotic field hospital as women wailed in the background.
Some of the men wore breathing masks while others had tubes that seemed to be removing blood from their lungs.
At least one man was wearing military-style fatigues.
Moadamiyet al-Sham was the site of the infamous August 2013 chemical attack, which left hundreds dead and sparked a US-Russian agreement to strip Damascus of its chemical weapons. Hey Kerry, your buddy Assad, the psychopath, just fired a chemical weapon you stripped it off with your negotiations skills.
It was one of several localities around Damascus where local ceasefires had brought relative peace for more than a year.
But fighting there has resumed in recent days, and the town has been struck by heavy shelling and barrel bombs, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The British-based monitoring group identified the five men killed as opposition fighters who clashed with the regime on Tuesday.
But it could not confirm if a toxic gas attack took place.
The Istanbul-based National Coalition opposition group also accused the regime of a chemical attack.
“Cases of suffocation between civilians in Moadamiya, rural Damascus, after being targeted with toxic gas by Assad,” it wrote on Twitter.
More than 300,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict broke out in March 2011.
AFP contributed to this article.