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Local Doctor Speaks Out About Alleged Gas Attack In Damascus

posted 21 Aug 2013, 10:00 by Mpelembe   [ updated 21 Aug 2013, 10:00 ]

REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY SOME OF THIS VIDEO, WHICH HAS BEEN OBTAINED FROM A SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE

SAID TO BE JOBAR, DAMASCUSSYRIA (SAID TO BE AUGUST 21, 2013) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) - UNIDENTIFIED DOCTOR SPEAKING ABOUT ALLEGED GAS ATTACK IN DAMASCUS:

''This is a statement from the medical office of Jobar during the early hours of morning, what happened in the Easter Ghouta and in the Jobar front is that Ain Tarma was shelled with chemical weapons, but we've become aware of it very early and thanks God, we were able to work together and save as many people as we can. All the medical offices in the Eastern Ghouta have cooperated with us, starting from ZamalkaAin Tarma and Jobar, even far medical offices responded such as Duma and Deir al-Asafir, they've all helped, It is a huge crisis, the number of victims is very high, we have ran out of Atropine and Hydro cortisone. I have used my storage of medicines - around 25000 Atropine needles and around 7000 Hydro cortisone needles, and we distributed them in all the medical locations between Jobar and Ain Tarma. The number of victims from children and others is very high. I have carried in my own hands around 50 dead children. The worse thing about what happened is the indiscriminate and the ignorance of people who didn't know what to do when the attack took place. The gas was losing its effect after half an hour, but unfortunately people went down to the basements, and because the gas is heavy, it reached the basements, and as a result, the number of wounded increased, this has made our job more difficult. We have used around 200 oxygen cylinder in Jobar and Ain Tarma. But we also lost a lot of our doctors who are now martyrs. We have lost our friends today. They are gone now. I can't speak any more.. Go film the martyrs and people.''

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