Syria war: Douma attack was chlorine gas – watchdog

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    A child is washed with a hose at a hospital in Douma, eastern Ghouta in Syria, after a suspected chemical attack (7 April 2018)Image copyright Reuters
    Image caption Patients, including children, were hosed down with water to remove chemicals on their skin

    A chemical weapons watchdog has found that chlorine gas was used in April’s attack on the Syrian city of Douma.

    The report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said “various chlorinated organic chemicals” had been found but there was no evidence of nerve agents.

    Dozens of civilians were killed in the attack on the rebel-held town in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus.

    The Syrian government denies carrying out any chemical weapons attacks.

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