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  8/21/2013, Elul 15, 5773

Syria Rebels Release Videos of Alleged Gas Victims


More testimonies are being released regarding the alleged chemical attacks perpetrated by the Syrian government. Syrian rebel leaders claimed at least 650 people were killed when the Syrian military released chemical gas on the outskirts of Damascus. According to the rebels, the Syrian president's army fired a surface-to-surface missile which was installed with a chemical warhead. The Syrian government released a press statement calling the claims "outright lies" and an attempt to besmirch the regime as 20 United Nations inspectors are currently in Damascus to investigate previous claims. Videos on YouTube depict women and children hospitalized, allegedly from the use of sarin gas.