A boy runs as he rushes away from a site hit by what activists said were airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
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ISIS has again used chemical weapons in Syria, and may have up to 200 tons of mustard gas, experts have said.Elsewhere in Syria Monday, the regime continued to pound the besieged Eastern Ghouta area outside of Damascus, where the death toll from 24 hours of attacks reached 31, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, and five civilians were killed in a regime-held area of Aleppo, state TV reported. Around 50 civilians exhibited symptoms of exposure to mustard gas north of Aleppo last Friday, the Syrian American Medical Society said, with local sources reporting to them that ISIS had launched 50 shells in the attack. ISIS took the city from the regime in June.Over the last month, attacks by ISIS have killed 51 Syrian soldiers in a besieged air base in the northern province of Aleppo, the Observatory also reported Monday.
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