Syria Chemical Attack: Russia blames rebel weapons

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Russia has blamed the rebels for the use of chemical gas that killed and injured dozens of civilians in a rebel-held town in northern Syria, BBC reported.

Its defence ministry acknowledged that Syrian planes had attacked the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province, where the aircraft had struck a depot producing mines filled with a poisonous substance, for use in Iraq.

On the other hand,US and others said Syrian planes had used chemical weapons, which Damascus denied.

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson responded to the Russian statement by saying: “All the evidence I have seen suggests this was the [Syrian President Bashar] Assad regime… using illegal weapons on their own people.”

In this aspect, the UN Security Council will hold emergency talks following the incident.

It is worth recalling that this incident ha s resulted in the death of 72 people, including 20 children.

 

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