Pro-militant sources argue that government forces have launched at least 3 rockets with chlorine gas at the militant-held city of Douma in the Eastern Ghouta region, near the Syrian capital Damascus. According to reports, the rockets hit the western neighborhoods of the city and injured few people.
It’s interesting to note that the reports about the alleged chemical attack appeared after the Syrian Arab Army and its allies had achieved a notable success in the battle against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) in the province of Idlib.
Meanwhile, clashes between militant groups and government forces were also reported in the areas of Harasta and Hawsh al-Dawahirah in the Eastern Ghouta region.
The number of reports about civilian casualties and alleged chemical attacks will likely grow as the Syrian Army makes more progress against the so-called “moderate rebels” in the province of Idlib and the Damascus countryside.