Syrian opposition activists again accused President Bashar al-Assad’s forces of using chemical weapons near the capital Damascus on Thursday, publishing the video of an apparently unconscious man lying on a bed and being treated by medics.
The alleged attack on the neighborhood of Jobar comes a week after the Syrian government sent a letter to the United Nations claiming it had evidence that rebel groups were planning a toxic gas attack in the same area, Reuters reported.
Activists from the opposition “Jobar Revo” group posted the video on YouTube of a man being treated with oxygen and being injected by medics. A voice off-screen said Thursday’s date and that there was “a poison attack in Jobar.”
The London-based the Syrian Revolutionary Coordinators Union, was quoted by Reuters as saying that all those affected by the gas were “in a good condition.” There has been on-off fighting between rebels and government forces in Jobar this year.
In a letter dated March 25 and circulated by the United Nations this week, Syria’s U.N. envoy, Bashar Ja’afari, said his government had intercepted communications between “terrorists” that showed a man named Abu Nadir was secretly distributing gas masks in the rebel-held Jobar area.
This week an international coordinator told the U.N. Security Council that Syria can still meet a June deadline for getting rid of its chemical weapons, but to do so must resume stalled weapons transfers now, according to AFP.
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