Medecins Sans Frontieres says there is strong evidence that the “large number of patients” doctors have treated in Syria were exposed to a “neurotoxic agent”.
Medical staff working in these facilities provided detailed information to MSF doctors regarding large numbers of patients arriving with symptoms including convulsions, excess saliva, pinpoint pupils, blurred vision and respiratory distress.
– Dr Bart Janssens, MSF director of operations
The reported symptoms of the patients... strongly indicate mass exposure to a neurotoxic agent. This would constitute a violation of international humanitarian law, which absolutely prohibits the use of chemical and biological weapons.