Idlib, 8 Rajab 1438/4 April 2017 (MINA) – A suspected chemical attack has killed at least 100 people, including dozens of children, in the rebel-held Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province on Tuesday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack caused many people to choke or faint, and some to foam from the mouth, citing medical sources who described the symptoms as signs that gas was used, Al Jazeera reported.
A member of the White Helmets, a rescue group that operates in rebel-held areas, told Al Jazeera that up to 300 people had been injured.
Meanwhile the United States, France and Britain all pointing the finger at President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.
The Syrian National Coalition, an opposition group, accused government planes of carrying out the attack, and said they used a gas similar to sarin.
Syria’s military denied the accusation in a statement, saying the army “denies using any toxic or chemical agents in Khan Sheikhoun today, and it did not and never will use it anywhere”.
The United Nations said it would investigate the bombing raid as a possible war crime, and an emergency Security Council meeting was scheduled for Wednesday.(T/RE1/P2)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)