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8 Apr 2018

Over 40 killed in suspected poison gas attack in Douma, Syria activists say

Chief Correspondent

Syrian activists say at least 40 people have been killed in a poison gas attack on Douma – the last rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus… rescue teams described finding families suffocated in their homes.

Relief workers in the town said hundreds more people had been brought into clinics, with symptoms consistent with chemical poisoning.

In a series of furious tweets – President Trump blamed Vladimir Putin by name for the first time… describing President Assad as an “animal” and writing of a “big price to pay”.

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