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  Iyar 20, 5773 , 30/04/13

Syrian Doctor: Plenty of Evidence of Chemical Use

A Syrian-American doctor in Turkey who is treating victims of the two-year-old civil war said, Monday, that he has plenty of evidence that nerve gas has been used. Interviewed by the Cable News Network, the Doctor Zaher Sahloul of the Syrian-American Medical Society said, "Patients had respiratory and neurological symptoms," which included shortness of breath, respiratory failures, convulsions and going into comas.

The society has been collecting samples of hair, urine, blood and clothing from a number of doctors working inside Syria and bringing them to the American embassy in Turkey. Dr. Sahloul said "They don't have evidence to prove it was sarin gas," but all the symptoms were consistent with some type of nerve gas and some patients escaped death by taking an antidote for nerve gas.

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