NATO states, including the US and Turkey, have accused Syrian authorities of using chemical weapons in a move, which has been slammed by Damascus, Moscow and Tehran as a pretext for airstrikes on the Syrian government forces.
Syrian medical specialists have found no trace of chemical weapons having been used in Eastern Ghouta, a member of the Red Crescent, who worked for the last seven years at the central hospital of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, told journalists.
“I have spent seven years working at the central hospital in Douma. At some point, our [hospital] received six people, who were allegedly suffering from respiratory problems. Following a medical examination, we did not find any problems at all, any traces of chemical agents,” Seif Aldin Hobia, a member of the Red Crescent, said.
Recalling the events that took place in January, he said that they had “no evidence of chemical agents being used in the area.”
Back in January, former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused the Syrian authorities of allegedly using chemical weapons against civilians in Eastern Ghouta earlier that month.
Several opposition news portals and the Qatari television network Al-Jazeera earlier reported, citing militant sources on the ground, about an alleged chlorine gas attack by Syrian government forces that, had supposedly, killed dozens of civilians.
The Syrian Defense Ministry then responded by saying that the US allegations on the use of chemical weapons…