‘Chemical Attack’ in Syria Kills at Least 58 People
More than 50 people were reportedly killed after planes carrying weaponry that was laced with unidentified chemicals raided Khan Sheikhun, according to Al Khaleej. This is one of the largest mass casualty incidents that has ever happened in the six-year conflict.
According to medical workers, the attack happened Tuesday morning on Khan Sheikhun in Idlib province. It was followed by air raids in the early afternoon. Doctors say that the victims were bleeding from their noses and mouths, had constricted irises, and suffered from convulsions. The victims suffered symptoms resembling those caused by exposure to sarin gas.
“The total number of wounded is incredible, so far it’s over 200,” said Mohammad, a doctor at another hospital in Idlib. Not all Idlib hospitals have the capacity to deal with the symptoms of a chemical attack due to the repeated bombing of medical facilities. It was also reported by AJ that at least 58 people, including nine children, have been killed.
France’s Foreign Minister called on Tuesday for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council after what he said was a “disgusting” gas attack on Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province.
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