Damascus, April 4: At least 58 people were killed and 60 others were injured in the suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun on Tuesday. However, the suspected chemical attack is either done by the Syrian government or Russian jets despite the ban.
The Syrian Observatory for Human rights said that the attack caused many people to choke or faint, and some had foam coming out of their mouths. It also stated that the attack is assign of a gas attack which is banned. The air strikes also wounded more than 60 people in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, the observatory said.
The Syrian forces later issued a statement and clarified of not being involved in any gas attacks. A Syrian military source said the army "does not and has not" used chemical weapons, "not in the past and not in the future". Notably, nine children were also killed among the dead ones.
Earlier, ten people were wounded when three strikes targeted the main hospital in Maaret al-Numan, destroying the building by Russian jets. Over the past years, at least 71 attacks on at least 32 different health facilities is been done by unknown fighter jets.
Interestingly, the United States have also blacklisted 18 senior Syrian officials who were connected to the country’s weapon of mass destruction program and also identified five Syrian military branches as part of the Government of Syria was using chemical weapon attacks against civilians. Recently, 42 people were killed and more than 100 injured in an air attack on a mosque in a rebel-held village in northern Syria.