Eyewitnesses reported about the gas attack with chlorine in the Eastern Guta, a suburb of the Syrian capital of Damascus. According to activists, residents of the area felt the characteristic smell of gas shortly after the missile strike, the troops of the dictator Bashar al-Assad, according to service Bi-bi-si.
According to doctors, for medical assistance to six people with light signs of gas poisoning.
It is noted that the siege of government troops, supported by Russian military, there are about 400 thousand residents of Eastern ghouta. In the UN the situation in the area is estimated as disastrous: due to frequent attacks on people almost do not leave the shelter, but also suffer from a lack of food and medicines.
Eastern Guta on the map of the region
Earlier, the UN high Commissioner for human rights Zeid RA’ad al-Hussein said that in Eastern ghouta during the first ten days 2018 victims of a new wave of air attacks and ground operations were at least 85 civilians.
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Eastern ghouta is a strategically important territory for all parties to the conflict in Syria. Controlling this area, the rebels can carry out attacks and missile strikes on residential neighborhoods of Damascus, which also leads to victims among the civilian population of the Syrian capital.
In 2017, the Eastern ghouta was announced by Russia, Iran and Turkey area de-escalation. Despite this, the area is still subjected to strikes and artillery shelling.
8 January 2018, it was reported that, according to human rights activists in the Syrian province of Idlib in one day as a result of massive air strikes on the areas controlled by the rebels, killed at least 21 civilians, including eight children.