The Seattle Times


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fierce clashes near Syrian capital

In this photo taken by a Syrian citizen, which has been authenticated based on AP reporting, a Syrian man mourns over a dead body after an alleged poisonous gas attack fired by regime forces, according to activists, in Douma town, Damascus, Syria, Wednesday. Syrian regime forces fired intense artillery and rocket barrages Wednesday on the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus, in what two pro-opposition groups claimed was a poisonous gas attack.