Just a few hours after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched an advance on Jaish al-Islam positions in the Duma area of Eastern Ghouta, the Jaysh al-Islam-linked news agency Kumait accused the SAA of conducting a chemical attack in the area.
The pro-militant media outlet claimed that 15 civilians had been injured with some toxic gas in the area of Duma. However, it was not able to provide any real evidence confirming that the alleged chemical attack had been conducted by the SAA.
This report is another attempt to justify an additional pressure on the Assad government by the international community, particularly the US-led coalition.
Jaish al-Islam is in no-win situation in Duma. So, their only chance is to receive help from the foreign powers.
UPDATE: Now, some pro-militant sources claim that about 500 people were affected by the attack.
عاجل | مصادر للجزيرة: قتيل و500 حالة اختناق جراء قصف مدينة #دوما ببرميل يحتوي على غاز الكلور
— الجزيرة مباشر الآن (@ajmurgent) 7 April 2018