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Syrian government accused of using chemical weapons (14 images)

Updated: Aug. 22, 2013 at 2:16 PM
A child, affected by what activists say is nerve gas, breathes through an oxygen mask in Damascus suburbs in Syria, August 21, 2013. Syrian rebels claim hundreds were killed in a toxic gas attack by pro-government forces, and the Syrian government has denied the claims. The UN is investigating. UPI/Diaa El Din
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Dead child dies foaming from the mouth after a suspected chemical attack in the Ghouta suburb of Damascus in Syria on August 21, 2013. Syrian rebels claim they were killed in a toxic gas attack by pro-government forces and the Syrian government has denied the claims. The UN is investigating. UPI/Diaa El Din
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The bodies of men lie on the ground at a makeshift morgue in eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus in Syria on August 21, 2013. Syrian rebels claim they were killed in a toxic gas attack by pro-government forces and the Syrian government has denied the claims. The UN is investigating. UPI/Diaa El Din
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A Syrian man holds up the body of a dead infant at a makeshift morgue in eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus on August 21, 2013. Syrian rebels claim they were killed in a toxic gas attack by pro-government forces and the Syrian government has denied the claims. The UN is investigating. UPI/Mohammed Al-Abdullah
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Dead children lie on the ground as Syrian rebels claim they were killed in a toxic gas attack by pro-government forces in eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus in Syria on August 21, 2013. The Syrian government has denied the claims from the opposition that it has used chemical weapons. The UN is investigating. UPI/Diaa El Din
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Bodies of children wrapped in shrouds lie in a temporary morgue in eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus in Syria on August 21, 2013. Syrian rebels claim they were killed in a toxic gas attack by pro-government forces and the Syrian government has denied the claims. The UN is investigating. UPI/Diaa El Din
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Syrian man carries the body of a dead child at a makeshift morgue as Syrian rebels claim that she was among the ones killed in an apparent toxic gas attack by pro-government forces in eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus on August 21, 2013. The Syrian government has denied the claims from the opposition that it has used chemical weapons. The UN is investigating. UPI/Diaa El Din
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