BEIRUT: Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea urged the Arab League Wednesday to meet over what he described as a “terrible massacre” in Syria, in reference to reports of a mass killing allegedly involving chemical weapons near Damascus.
“The terrible massacre that claimed the life of hundreds of civilians, mostly women and children, in Damascus... is outside the context of military operations between forces fighting in Syria,” Geagea said in a statement.
“The victims fell in an area in which there are no clashes that require such an attack.”
“The Arab League should meet imminently to discuss the massacre and take the appropriate decisions over it,” he said.
Geagea also suggested the United Nations Security Council should meet to discuss the attack.
Syrian opposition groups claim over 1,000 people were killed in a chemical weapons attack near Damascus on a rebel held area.
Videos reportedly from the incident depicted dozens of children struggling to breathe and dying as well as rows of corpses in hospitals and makeshift morgues.