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Russia denies launching gas attack on Syria’s Idlib

April 5, 2017 at 3:27 pm

Russia’s Ministry of Defence said yesterday that its aircrafts had not been involved in any attack in the Khan Sheikhoun town in Syria’s Idlib, where a suspected gas attack killed scores of civilians, the majority children.

More than 100 civilians were killed and 500 injured in a chemical gas attack launched by the Syrian army’s aircraft in Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, according to the Anadolu Agency.

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The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights accused Bashar Al-Assad regime of carrying out the attack on the opposition-controlled area.

Syrian opposition Health Minister Firas Jundi told a press conference in Idlib that missiles containing “poisonous gas”, adding that the death toll was feared to rise.