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Syria Gas Attack: Who Is To Blame?

by Guenee Salugsugan / Apr 10, 2017 06:37 AM EDT
Demonstrators Protest Over President Trump's Airstrikes In Syria

Syria's northwestern Idlib province has been hit with a suspected gas attack on Tuesday. Reports claim that at least 58 people have died,  including 11 children.

Syrian Military Carried Out The Airstrikes

Syria's main opposition group Syrian National Coalition said that the planes that carried out the airstrikes were from President Bashar al Assad's military. However, reports suggest that it was unclear if the deaths were caused by the injuries from the airstrikes or by the chemical weapons.

Meantime, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that people choked or fainted following the attack, while some were observed to be foaming at the mouth. Further reports from a civil defense worker also suggest that hours after the attack, a small field hospital was also struck and destroyed in the region.

Syria's latest attack has been recorded on videos, which have been shared online, showing the bodies of a number of children covered with a blanket as others are being lifted into the back of a truck. In fact, some videos show medics helping Syrians who seem to have breathing difficulties while rescue workers were also seen hosing down children. Meantime, over 60 people were believed to have sustained injuries from the airstrikes, ARA News reported.

The US Accuses Syria Of Crossing The Red Line

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government have been accused by the US of crossing beyond the point of no return. Citing the recent poison gas attack on civilians, the US government now says that all options are on the table.

US President Donald Trump said in an interview that the chemical attack in Syria is unacceptable. Although the president refused to give further comments on how the current administration will respond, Trump said that the attack has crossed several lines, ABC reported. Watch Syria Idlib Chemical Attack On 4 March 2017 here:


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