Latest numbers have the total killed at over 600. This has definite shades of Halabja and it appears that this will get much, much worse. This is the one attack that seems to be confirmed and could be huge news.
According to Reuters news agency, the reported use of the chemical agents could not be immediately verified. The news coincides with a visit to Damascus by a United Nations team of chemical weapons experts.
Activists from the grassroots Local Coordination Committee reported at least 30 bodies had been brought to one field hospital in Kafr Batna neighborhood a few miles east of central Damascus, according to Reuters.