Chemical weapons still being used in Syria despite apparent ceasefire, medic claims

Chemical bombs are being used in Syria despite the regime government claiming to have brokered a ceasefire , a medic has claimed.

Dr Zahed Katurji said stressed and overworked colleagues in Harasta, near Damascus, were treating patients hit with chlorine.

Dr Katurji, 30, the last doc to flee the besieged city of Aleppo in a huge evacuation in December, said: “Over the last three weeks my friends have said they are treating patients after chlorine attacks. Last year there were four chlorine attacks.”

Dr Katurji, who worked in the Al Quds hospital, also revealed how he coped with dwindling supplies amid an overwhelming stream of patients.

Dr Zahed Katurji says colleagues are treating people for chlorine gas attacks
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Katurji worked at this hospital in Aleppo while the bombs rained down
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He said: “In one terrible, straight nine-hour stint we had 355 patients.

“There was a boy about 12 who had been targeted by a bomb. He was screaming to us, ‘Please don’t cut my hand off, please don’t cut my hand off.’ That will stay with me forever.”

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