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MSF says 3,600 Syrians showed 'neurotoxic symptoms'

An image released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network on August 23, 2013, shows a relative weeping over the body of an infant killed in an alleged toxic gas attack. Three Syrian hospitals have received around 3,600 patients displaying "neurotoxic symptoms", 355 of whom have died, Doctors without Borders (MSF) say.

An image released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network on August 23, 2013, shows a relative weeping over the body of an infant killed in an alleged toxic gas attack. Three Syrian hospitals have received around 3,600 patients displaying "neurotoxic symptoms", 355 of whom have died, Doctors without Borders (MSF) say.  (SHAAM NEWS NETWORK/AFP)

Three Syrian hospitals have received around 3,600 patients displaying "neurotoxic symptoms", 355 of whom have died, Doctors without Borders (MSF) said Saturday.

The humanitarian group's statement follows reports that as many as 1,300 people were allegedly killed in massive chemical attacks near Damascus on Wednesday that opposition groups say was carried out by President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

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