BEIRUT (Reuters) – A suspected gasoline assault by Syrian authorities or Russian jets killed at the least 35 folks, together with 9 youngsters, within the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, a British-based battle monitoring group stated.
The Syrian military couldn’t instantly be reached for remark. Damascus has repeatedly denied utilizing chemical weapons.
The assault prompted many individuals to choke or faint, and a few had foam popping out of their mouths, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated, citing medical sources who described it as an indication of a gasoline assault.
The air strikes additionally wounded greater than 60 folks within the city of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, the Observatory stated.
Activists in northern Syria circulated footage on social media displaying a reported sufferer with foam round his mouth, and rescue employees hosing down nearly bare youngsters squirming on the ground.
A Syrian navy supply stated final week allegations that authorities forces had been utilizing chemical weapons had been “devoid of reality”.
Professional-opposition Orient Information tv stated the assault on Tuesday killed 50 folks and injured greater than 150.
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