Doctor’s Without Borders Reports Unprecedented Chemical Victims in Syria

An announcement from Doctors Without Borders has confirmed that three hospitals in Syria’s Damascus have reported over 3,600 patients arriving at their clinics with neurotoxic symptoms. Of the 3,600 patients who arrived within three hours, 355 have been reported dead. Doctors Without Borders, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), says that patients arrived with symptoms such as convulsionsexcessive saliva, and pointed pupils, all signs of a neurotoxic agent. MSF has been using atropine to treat the patients. There is much concern over the violation of international humanitarian law, due to the belief that the source of the neurotoxin was a biological warfare attack. Did Syria use chemical weapons against its own people, including thousands of children? The answer to this question has not yet been definitively answered but the United States has already readied troops to intervene if indeed this was a violation of the international humanitarian law.

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