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    • In August 2013, an unprecedented chemical attack which killed nearly 1,500 civilians took place in Ghouta, a suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus. Militants and the Syrian government blamed each other for the attack.
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    This is an August 28 report from a Damascus suburb where the Syrian state army is battling rebel forces. The two-year civil war entered a pivotal phase last week when Western media reported that state forces allegedly performed a gas attack in the capital, killing hundreds of people. The government quickly denied the allegations and said it had evidence of rebel groups using chemical weapons. Photo: Syrian army soldiers in a Damascus suburb where skirmishes with rebel forces continue.

    This is an August 28 report from a Damascus suburb where the Syrian state army is battling rebel forces. The two-year civil war entered a pivotal phase last week when Western media reported that state forces allegedly performed a gas attack in the capital, killing hundreds of people. The government quickly denied the allegations and said it had evidence of rebel groups using chemical weapons.

    This is an August 28 report from a Damascus suburb where the Syrian state army is battling rebel forces. The two-year civil war entered a pivotal phase last week when Western media reported that state forces allegedly performed a gas attack in the capital, killing hundreds of people. The government quickly denied the allegations and said it had evidence of rebel groups using chemical weapons.

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