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Commentary: Syria is normalizing the use of chemical weapons

The scenes have become strangely familiar by now.

The latest videos and pictures, streaming since Saturday from war-torn Syria, show the dead bodies of angel-like children and women, crowded in basements and littering the stairs of shelters. White foam covers their mouths and noses. They look asleep, but they are dead. There are no external wounds to explain why they are dead, a hallmark of exposure to chemical agents.

Another suspected chemical attack has occurred in Syria.

Bushra is a medical student who has been working nonstop at the site of this latest attack, in Douma, just outside of Syria's capital, Damascus. She works in a hospital

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