If the intent of a suspected weekend chemical attack was to hasten the exodus from Douma, it certainly has worked. As scores evacuate Eastern Ghouta's last big town, Russia was first to proclaim the fall of the last major stronghold inside the Syrian rebel enclave near Damascus. Moscow denies the use of chlorine gas. France's president says he has definitive proof. We look at the work of one independent monitor and show why it's siding with Emmanuel Macron.
Produced by Andrew HILLIAR, Alessandro XENOS, Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.
Director of Counterterrorism program, Human Rights Watch
Schams El GHONEIMI
Foreign Policy Advisor, European Parliament
Co-author of "ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror"