Mohamad Katoub is a doctor in Syria and an Advocacy Manager at the Syrian-American Medical Society (SAMS). (April 2017)

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A Doctor in Syria

Volunteers practicing a drill on how to treat casualties of a chemical weapons attack, following the August 21 attack outside Damascus, Syria, September 18, 2013

Witnessing this week’s chemical attack on the Syrian town of Khan Shaykhun, I was reminded of some thoughts I wrote down last summer, on the anniversary of the August 21, 2013 chemical attack in eastern Ghouta, in the Damascus countryside. I have given hundreds of interviews about it. What we need is a real change, which means accountability. American strikes will not do this.