An alleged chemical weapons attack in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria was reported today, Sunday, April 8th. Syrian rescuers and medics say a poison gas attack on Douma has killed at least 40 people. The Syrian government denied the allegations, which could not be independently verified. The alleged attack in the town of Douma occurred Saturday night amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce. The alleged chemical weapons attack has sparked international outrage, with Washington warning of possible military action, while Damascus and Moscow said the reports were mere “fabrications”.