ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUALS COVERAGE OF SCENES OF DEATH AND INJURY A man holds the body of a dead child among bodies of people activists say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta region, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus August 21, 2013. Syrian activists said at least 213 people, including women and children, were killed on Wednesday in a nerve gas attack by President Bashar al-Assad's forces on rebel-held districts of the Ghouta region east of Damascus. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TEMPLATE OUT - RTX12S3V

“Personal rusesc” se afla la baza aeriana al-Shayrat in momentul in care militarii sirieni au incarcat gaz sarin intr-un avion, anunta ziarul britanic The Guardian, citand surse din serviciile secrete americane. Serviciile secrete din SUA nu au putut stabili daca rusii aflati in baza siriana au stiut ca militari fideli presedintelui Assad urma sa atace cu gaz sarin propria populatie, scrie HotNews.ro

Baza acopera o suprafata de peste 8 km patrati. De aici au fost lansate atacutile cu arme chimice care au ucis peste 70 de civili sirieni, printre care si copii, si au ingrozit o lume intreaga. Surse citate de Guardian sustin ca in momentul bombardamentelor lansate de armata siriana un avion rusesc Suhoi a zburat deasupra zonei bombardate.

Spatiul aerian din zona atacata de armata pro-Assad este monitorizata de Turcia, SUA si Rusia.