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At least 70 people, including at least 10 children, have been killed in what is suspected to be one of the deadliest chemical attacks in Syria in years, activist groups say.
Airstrikes hit the rebel-held city of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province on Tuesday morning, giving off a “poisonous gas,” according to Anas al-Diab, an activist with the Aleppo Media Center….
Many casualties were the result of asphyxiation, doctors said. Videos on social media purporting to be from the scene show people, including children, who appear unresponsive; others struggle to breathe or wear oxygen masks….
A doctor in a hospital close to Khan Sheikhoun told CNN: “Today around 7:30 a.m., about 125 injuries arrived to our hospital. Twenty-five of them were already dead, 70% to 80% of the wounded people were kids and women.
“The symptoms were pale skin, sweating, narrow or pin-eye pupils, very intense respiratory detachments. Those symptoms match the usage of sarin.”
— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) April 4, 2017
This thread has some truly shocking images of Syrian gas attacks. Children dying while the world does nothing at all. https://t.co/lVBgFIx4rF
— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) April 4, 2017
— Eliot Higgins (@EliotHiggins) April 4, 2017
— CNN (@CNN) April 4, 2017
These little children Ahmad and Aya were killed by chemical gasses in Khan Shekhon today, imagine the amount of pain their parents R feeling pic.twitter.com/5ajiC8cFQA
— Khaled Khatib (@995Khaled) April 4, 2017