Syria accused of launching new poison gas attack on civilians

More than 40 people may be dead and many more wounded in possible chemical attack in the city of Douma.
1:50 | 04/08/18

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Accused of launching another. Poison gas attack on civilians. Last time this happened president trump ordered airstrikes in retaliation suing to bring an ABC's Stephanie Ramos Stephanie good morning in any response from the administration. Paula good morning nothing yet from the White House but here's what we know more than forty people. Including children dead and many more wounded any possible chemical attack and city of Sonoma which is near Syria's capital. He Aiken reports Syrian opposition activists and rescuers say the poison gas attack. Happened late Saturday when toxic gas inside barrels would flops by helicopters over the city. Opposition linked those responders say and hide their families without. Suffocated in their homes and shelters the pictures are typical lockout but first responders say the victims showed signs of gas poisoning. He vigils are so disturbing to see these children suffering once again how is the US responding Stephanie. Well the State Department did release a statement overnight saying the United States continues to use. All efforts available to hold those who use chemical weapons in Syria and otherwise at how the ball. State Department officials also called out brush up Fortson board of the Syrian regime saying. It ultimately bears responsibility for what happened. Now the Syrian government. Denies these allegations and continues to say they don't have any chemical weapons now this comes a year and a day after president trump ordered. Dozens of strikes on a Syrian regime air base for its use of serin gas that killed. I only. 100. Syrians. Pollen can horrifying situation and serious Stephanie thank you.

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