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Syria regime bombs hospital treating victims of chemical massacre

April 5, 2017 at 2:07 pm

Interior view of a hospital after it was hit by airstrikes carried out by the Assad Regime in Idlib, Syria on 4 April 2017 (Mohammed Karkas/Anadolu)

Military warplanes belonging to the Syrian regime of Bashar Al-Assad have attacked hospitals treating victims of a suspected chemical weapon attack in an opposition-held town in Idlib province where activists claim up to 100 people died, local media reported yesterday.

According to reports, regime airstrikes have injured dozens of people who were not killed in the chemical massacre carried out by the regime warplanes on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in the Idlib countryside.

The raid is likely to have aimed to cover up the crime of using chemical weapons, or aiming to finish off those not killed in the earlier attack. Earlier on Tuesday, the Syrian regime bombed the town of Khan Sheikhoun in the Idlib countryside, using suspected sarin gas killing 100 people and leaving many more in a serious condition.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed that at least 18 civilians, including two children, were killed on Tuesday morning as a result of suffocation following the attack on Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province.

The civil defence centre in Idlib said several airstrikes by the government’s military aircraft targeted the city of Khan Sheikhoun killing 100 people, including several civilian defence personnel.