Final report of the #Chemical_Massacre in Eastern and Western Ghouta’s towns #Syria

Chemical weaponry targeting civilians in Eastern and Western ALGhouta’s towns, leading to massive massacre – Wednesday, 21/8/2013 [Damascus province]
[Final report composed for Wednesday, 21/8/2013]

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— Syrian Revolution General Commission was able to document 646 martyrs, amongst them 33 women and 22 children, killed in the chemical weaponry massacre committed by the regime. We do note though that the death toll is much higher and we are still working on documenting the names and photos of the martyrs. This report will be updated further as information floods in from medical points and activists regarding the exact death toll.

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At around 2:45 A.M in the early morning of Wednesday, the regime’s forces began heavily bombarding several areas in Eastern Al Ghouta using rocket with warheads; the bombardment specifically targeted the following areas:
1] Al Zainia area in Ein Turma town
2] area behind Najeeb station near Zamallaka town
3] area begind Krash factory in Jobar district

Tens of rockets with chemical warheads targeted the areas as the mortar bombardment did not stop until sunrise, when warplanes then launched 20 airstrikes.

Hundreds of civilians then began flooding to makeshift hospitals across the Eastern towns of Al Ghouta, noting that even the medical team got affected by the gases due to the lack of masks.
Afterwards, activists reported that huge regime reinforcements were seen on Damascus-Homs railway and on Al Adaqi railway as the regime’s forces also cut off the Damascus-Qunaitera railway near Sehnaya town. More than 15 tanks were spotted near Al Abbaseyyeen sqaure, heading towards Al Abbaseyyeen garages; a number anti-aircrafts and Shabiha (thugs) buses/vehicles were spotted too.

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In Western AL Ghouta, at 5:15 A.M. in the early morning of Wednesday, Mua’dameyet Al Sham town got targeted by more than 17 rockets with chemical warheads as well as by tens of tank shelling, leading to the martyrdom of tens of civilians, most of whom are women and children. Hundreds of civilians have been exposed by the chemical weaponry.
Regime has not stopped at that extent, but also launched tens of airstrikes after sunrise, leading to the fall of tens of casualties.

Makeshift hospital documented the martyrdom of 103 civilians, amongst them 15 children and 20 women and to the chemical exposure of 625 other civilians suffering from severe suffocation. Up to 34 houses were completely destroyed and up to 25 other houses were partially damaged.
The source of the bombardment was from the 4th Division’s base and from Military Al Mazzeh airport. Intense clashes were ongoing on all of Zamallaka’s town, specially the eastern one and the western one.

Regime’s forces have also cut off Damascus-Qunaitera railway; a huge military convoy was spotted coming from the revolutionary guard’s base; the convoy included 10 vehicles, armoured tanks, artillery, and tens of soldiers.

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–Photos/videos of Zamallaka and Ein Turma:

Whole family killed by chemical weaponry:
http://youtu.be/cO8_eZcZkNE

Children suffocating to death:
http://youtu.be/nRDkuRGNFiE
http://youtu.be/YVTZSLUtLOQ

Children martyred by chemical weapons:
http://youtu.be/tV4D87QREwg
http://youtu.be/DlYSmoa6BUs
https://youtu.be/GClAquN8dzg
http://youtu.be/FO0ihBRB8Q8
http://youtu.be/VGOAmM1rN8s
http://youtu.be/Htne_krCJ_E
http://youtu.be/Eb9bxcCnN8I

Casualties and attempts to save them in a medical point:
http://youtu.be/WfrRsOzXwaw
http://youtu.be/dPWfQ6wEa5U
http://youtu.be/dcHWSKMD96w

Other footage of the casualties:
http://youtu.be/lwGdDYnAoWU
http://youtu.be/-SOSz4tjBnI
http://youtu.be/87DT2eDqh1Y
http://youtu.be/_warMtjAdlA
http://youtu.be/eWhuHM2KifM
https://youtu.be/K7_Hih7L_3k
http://youtu.be/OzpLeXcfNJk

Taken from inside one of the medical points:
http://youtu.be/sZuYpsZZTlc
http://youtu.be/fSvm8mDZyOY

Attempts to save a toddler in the makeshift hospital:
http://youtu.be/dsI4tWQbjps
https://youtu.be/RIcOHAzbdO0

Doctor speaking of the victims:
http://youtu.be/9UU_uONafGE

Tens of civilians martyred:
http://youtu.be/34ayUjjpIsA
http://youtu.be/ZrtysuWzmw
http://youtu.be/xdgLeE_89KQ
http://youtu.be/Lrgx2sG0kTI
http://youtu.be/GnDBMWASV3M
http://youtu.be/kqQAWiOPO-M

Survivor speaking of his exposure to the chemicals:
http://youtu.be/GJmz9wP3HWk

Zamllaka: Burial of martyrs in mass graves:
http://youtu.be/0SSl40wOQ-U
http://youtu.be/0vSLFE4W0nw

Tour in Ein Turma after the spread of the toxic gas:
http://youtu.be/c00e7Lqix0k

Bombardment on Ein Turma:
http://youtu.be/l96_ul_IhGY
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–Photos/videos of Arbeen:

More than 30 children and 40 men and women in one medical point in Arbeen:
http://youtu.be/Ddpt3l_5TKU
http://youtu.be/0fRTMheTT8A
http://youtu.be/QOBX45HdkyQ

Failing attempts to resuscitate children:
http://youtu.be/Mc5kqpYyT2c
http://youtu.be/NnsNq4DC7II
http://youtu.be/JqVeCVovF58
http://youtu.be/PXwS4_E3OQE

Symptoms of victims of chemical weaponry:
http://youtu.be/5iSZIbBnksc (suffocation)
http://youtu.be/MVUGow5atNg (hysteria)\

Mother looking from her children among martyrs:
http://youtu.be/PXD177BZj18

Eye-witness recounting what happened after bombardment:
http://youtu.be/c3aBtgvMjZ8
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–Photos/videos from Douma:

Tens of martyrs inside one medical point:
http://youtu.be/vyS602saPiY
http://youtu.be/KTSVC-FrQzw
http://youtu.be/sd1Dk-fCLw0
http://youtu.be/9ckY4GrBGNs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpk4MPpWYPk (children)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTSVC-FrQzw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZrtysuWzmw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_hyVOtKuLc
http://youtu.be/jrk1siUUrdE

Attempts to rescue casualties:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wkimUH9qJg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfp-CdtdX0o

Interview with one of the civilians affected by chemicals:
http://youtu.be/T2Afq_HnfAA

Child saying goodbye to his uncle:
http://youtu.be/EeFixwlBdx4

Casualties washes by water after exposure to chemicals:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9ut2Mvrn84

Civilians lined up for funeral procession:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiNO7Ra52Ak

Martyrs shrouded:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyS602saPiY
http://youtu.be/lBkM1CGOlso
http://youtu.be/4HaQkSIWXW0
http://youtu.be/RhcbiJGU-Zk
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–Photos/videos of Harasta:

Martyred women and men in one of the medical points of Harasta:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_CkaAHD-UM
http://youtu.be/E36Urpbl9pw (5 martyrs amongst them a woman)
http://youtu.be/RYnzMNWA6OE
http://youtu.be/gnZYrQiYXYw

Civilians suffocating by chemical gases:
http://youtu.be/jfOkhxajs5k
http://youtu.be/FAIvWw-Mt7k (seizures)
http://youtu.be/2xjQah8dP0o
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–Photos/videos of Kufrnatmah:

More than 100 civilians were taken for treatment to Kufrbatnah, died in the town:
http://youtu.be/ZkGa2jr9MBA
http://youtu.be/CBDb0fI_pwE
http://youtu.be/J_cxvCeVcu8
http://youtu.be/Z5Vby7TdnL8
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–Photos/videos of Jobar:

Announcment by the medical office of Jobar district:
http://youtu.be/Nh2T703cDDM

2 children martyred; suffocated to death by chemical weaponry:
http://youtu.be/Ic8bb9mrXmU
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–Photos/videos of Al Mleha:

Civilians exposed to chemical gases:
http://youtu.be/lH4-b8y3afc
http://youtu.be/UKLYZ8MDU7U
http://youtu.be/XUG3gwm2w0o
http://youtu.be/9yf5nLplh8w (children)
http://youtu.be/d1dYBeQSiEc (children)
http://youtu.be/oZn0_-TLc0U (women)
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–Photos/videos of Mua’dameyet Al Sham:

Massacre; martyrs lined on floor:
http://youtu.be/Da_UizjNUz4
http://youtu.be/IdED26CH2SM
http://youtu.be/IdED26CH2SM
http://youtu.be/ImCUPr9VIOQ
http://youtu.be/kGzwEZefCKE
http://youtu.be/fhJ6L80WRTs
http://youtu.be/a4H0Hbw2S8M

Casualties on streets:
http://youtu.be/mSzrPZ4Obw0

Birds killed by chemical weaponry:
http://youtu.be/ctV802BptNg

Bombardment:
http://youtu.be/m7tHMxI6JVQ (warplane airstrike)
http://youtu.be/haAHn5m3K_o
http://youtu.be/a96F6kW0w7U
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–Photos/videos of Darayya:

7 martyrs and tens suffering from gas exposure (all from Mua’dameyet AlSham) taken to makeshift hospital of Daraya:
http://youtu.be/C6jlUHMk1_4
http://youtu.be/ArORe6jWsrs

Martyrs:
http://youtu.be/Zgr9kwqD9VE

Civilians suffering from gas exposure:
http://youtu.be/6hlnurmAJHY
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–Bombardment and airstrikes on Al Ghouta’s towns after bombardment:
http://youtu.be/Q1sKTImKtNI
http://youtu.be/5VVrsf3Mntk
http://youtu.be/7gX_54qZ9V0 (warplane airstrike)
http://youtu.be/JpHGEmAIxhs (warplane airstrike)
http://youtu.be/hUB8Qfoi34o (warplane airstrike)
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–More than 7 new rockets with new sound fired the night the chemical attack took place:
http://youtu.be/_gLsKrB2PV8
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