Pictures Of The Alleged Chemical Attack In Damascus Suburbs [PHOTOS]

 @lukeydukeyl.villapaz@ibtimes.com on August 21 2013 11:01 AM

On Wednesday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces allegedly launched a chemical gas attack that resulted in the deaths of 1,300 people near Damascus, Syria, according to a Syrian opposition group, the Syrian National Coalition. An authoritative number of casualties has been difficult to report as demonstrated by the wide range of casualty numbers being reported by various sources.

The claim of chemical weapon attacks and the number of casualties could not be independently verified. However, several photos surfaced of the aftermath of the attack, which can be viewed below.

Warning: The photographs below are graphic in nature. 

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A woman in Damascus vomits after surviving what activists say was a gas attack. Reuters

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Survivors from what activists say is a gas attack take shelter inside a mosque in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus. Reuters

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A view shows bodies of people whom activists say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta area, in the eastern suburbs of Damascus. Reuters

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Survivors from what activists say is a gas attack rest inside a mosque in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus. Reuters

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A view shows a man whom activists say was killed by nerve gas in the Damascus suburb of Zamalka. Reuters

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A view shows bodies of people activists say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta area, in the eastern suburbs of Damascus. Reuters

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Children who survived what activists say is a gas attack is seen along a street in Damascus Reuters

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A view shows the body of a boy activists say was killed by nerve gas in Damascus' suburbs of Zamalka Reuters

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A view shows bodies of children activists say were killed by nerve gas in Damascus' suburbs of Zamalka Reuters

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A view shows bodies of people activists say were killed by nerve gas in Damascus' suburbs of Zamalka Reuters

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Relatives and activists inspect the bodies of people they say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta region, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus Reuters

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A view shows bodies of children activists say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta region, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus Reuters

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A man holds the body of a dead child among bodies of people activists say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta region, in the Duma neighborhood of Damascus. Reuters

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Syrian activists inspect the bodies of people they say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta region, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus Reuters

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