A picture taken on March 7, 2018 shows smoke plumes rising following Syrian regime strikes on the village of Mesraba in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. (AFP / STRINGER)
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Dozens of people were treated for breathing difficulties after airstrikes slammed into Syria's Eastern Ghouta late Wednesday, a monitor said, with medics reporting symptoms consistent with a toxic attack.Doctors at one medical facility in Eastern Ghouta said they treated at least 29 patients with signs of exposure to chlorine, according to the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS).Regime forces have been repeatedly accused of using chlorine on Eastern Ghouta in recent weeks, which both the government and its ally Russia have staunchly denied.Airstrikes continued to hit the remaining rebel-controlled parts of Ghouta on Thursday.
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