Rebels, medics and aid organisations in eastern Ghouta all say chemical weapons were used in an attack on the town of Douma. The Syrian regime and its allies say the allegations are a fabrication. The US meanwhile has warned Damascus.
A week on from the evacuation of some 400 "White Helmet" rescue workers by Israeli and Western powers, hundreds still face being targeted by the Syrian regime. Calls are growing for the international community to act.
More than 30 people, including children, were killed when an arms depot exploded in a residential building, according to a war monitor. Civil defense volunteers said they were still trying to pull people from the rubble.
France has sent humanitarian aid to a government-controlled area near Damascus after Russia agreed to facilitate its delivery. It's the first joint humanitarian aid effort in Syria between Russia and a Western country.
Hundreds of members of the Syrian Civil Defense aid organization have been evacuated from Syria. Its director told DW that the aid workers are in grave danger due to regime attacks.
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