Chemical attack kills 40 in Syria

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Douma, Syria. (WAND) -  A suspected poison gas attack on the rebel-held town of douma, near the Syrian capital, has allegedly killed at least 40 people.
According to Syrian activists, rescuers and medics, the alleged attack occurred late yesterday after a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces....after the collapse of a truce.
Reports could not be independently verified and the allegations were denied by the Syrian government.
Syria denies ever using chemical weapons during the seven-year civil war, and said it eliminated its chemical arsenal under a 2013 agreement brokered by the U-S and Russia. 
Human rights groups and United Nations officials say the tactic amounts to forced displacement, a war crime. The U.N. Security Council has an emergency meeting Monday to discuss the attack.
 

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