The Chemical Attack of April 7th in Syria Raises International Tension

Photo from Ukrinform-UATV

According to the humanitarian organization the “White Helmets,” on April 7, the rebel held Syrian city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta came under chemical attack. According to the report, more than 70 people died , including women and children, and more than 1,000 were injured.  Syria’s government denies responsibility for this tragedy, but the tension with the West is palpable. Bashar al-Assad claims that blaming the Syrian government is part of a large disinformation campaign aimed at destabilizing the situation in the country even more. Douma is the only town still not under Syrian government control. It has been under constant shelling since February 18th.