Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies (DCHRS)

Targeting Damascus, the Damascene suburbs, Hama, and Idlib with Chemical Weapons

The conflict in Syria has revealed horrific violations, most of which were perpetrated by Syrian regime forces. The Syrian regime forces used conventional and heavy weapons against civilians in addition to chemical weapons. Such chemical weapons are banned according to the (Chemical Weapons Convention). The Syrian regime forces used Sarin gas in August of 2013, the attack targeted Al-Gouta Region in Damascus suburb and took the lives of 1400 civilians most of them are women and children