The White Helmets accuse Assad:
At 20:22 on Saturday 7th April a helicopter dropped a barrel bomb that contained a chemical agent in Douma, an enclave in Eastern Ghouta. 40 people, largely children and women, have been killed with hundreds being treated at medical centers. #Noimpunity. pic.twitter.com/Te919FoSia— The White Helmets (@SyriaCivilDef) 7 April 2018
But hadn't Ghouta just been cleared of terrorists?
Yep. All except one group. Jaish al Islam initially refused to leave Ghouta when everyone else left, but some have recently left in a deal with Syria and Russia.
But those remaining reportedly had some Syrian civilian hostages.
Read this : Syrian forces kill 40 people in air strikes on Douma
Those Jaish al Islam who remain in Ghouta were threatened with an escalation in military force if they did not leave.
Then this happens.
So did the terrorists use chlorine on their hostages to provoke the US into a military response?
Or did Syria/Russia use chlorine knowing, or at least suspecting, that Jaish al Islam had Syrian civilian hostages and would likely use the images of dead children as propaganda for war by the USA on Syria, as the Trump administration has warned many times would happen after a chemical attack, no matter who was behind it?