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A Survivor Of Syria's Chemical Attacks Speaks Out

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Amineh Salwan is a 23-year-old woman from Moadamiyeh, Syria, a suburb of Damascus, and that rebel stronghold has been besieged for months by government forces.

Last August, Moadamiyeh was attacked with sarin gas hours after a similar strike in al-Ghouta.

The U.S. accused Syrian President Bashar Assad of using the weapons. The regime denied that claim, saying rebels were responsible for the deaths.

Salwan survived the chemical weapons assault, and the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces recently brought her to the U.S. to share her story.

Amineh talked to Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep about her work with traumatized kids in her town and about the day of the chemical strike.

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