Apr 11, 2018

Report: 500 affected by Syria chemical attack

Two Syrian children apparently suffering from nerve gas attack in a clinic

Syrian children receiving treatment at a makeshift clinic outside Damascus for a suspected chemical attack that happened in February 2018. Photo: Hamza Al-Ajweh/AFP/Getty Images

The World Health Organization announced Wednesday that 500 people have been affected by the latest chemical attack in Douma, Syria, on April 7 and more than 70 people have died, per the BBC.

What's next: WHO is demanding "unhindered access" to the city to follow up on the reports from the embattled nation.

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