Although the Syrian government has repeatedly denied using chemical weapons, recent reports suggest the opposite. Health authorities in Eastern Ghouta say a child has died and several others have shown symptoms consistent with exposure to the gas.
The Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons has said samples show a high probability that chlorine gas was used in an attack in Syria. It did not say who had used the banned weapons.
The Russian government estimates that more than 100,000 civilians have evacuated besieged eastern Ghouta in the past month. The Syrian army is close to gaining full control of the rebel-held enclave.
Food trucks have delivered much-needed supplies to eastern Ghouta. It came as the first group of al-Qaeda linked rebels were transported out of the enclave to northwestern Syria.
After two weeks of intense siege in eastern Ghouta, the first aid convoy has arrived. But Syrian authorities reportedly stripped the trucks of important medical supplies.
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