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Gas attack near Syrian capital kills 40

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BEIRUT (AP) -

Syrian activists, rescuers and medics say a poison gas attack on a rebel-held town near the capital has killed at least 40 people.
   The alleged attack in the town of Douma happened Saturday night during a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce.
   The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 80 people were killed in Douma Saturday, including around 40 who died from suffocation.
   Opposition-linked first responders, known as the White Helmets, also reported the attack, saying entire families were found suffocated in their houses and shelters. It reported a death toll from suffocation of more than 40.
   The Syrian American Medical Society, a relief organization, says 41 people were killed and hundreds wounded.

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