Khan Shaykhun chemical attack

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2017 Khan Shaykhun chemical attack
Pairt o the Sirian Ceevil War
Khan Shaykhun is locatit in Syria
Khan Shaykhun
Khan Shaykhun
Location o Khan Shaykhun within Sirie
Teep Airstrike, chemical attack (unidentified chemical)
Location Khan Shaykhun, Idlib Govrenorate, jynt Tahrir al-Sham[1][2] an Ahrar al-Sham-controlled territories, Sirie[3]
35°26′20″N 36°39′4″E / 35.43889°N 36.65111°E / 35.43889; 36.65111
Date 4 Apryle 2017 (2017-04-04)
06:30 EEST[4] (UTC+03:00)
Casualties 74–100+[5] killed
300–557+[5][6] injured

On 4 Aprile 2017, the Tahrir al-Sham-controlled toun o Khan Shaykhun,[7][8][9][10] in the Idlib Govrenorate o Sirie, wis struck bi a hivy airstrike follaed bi a massive ceevilian chemical intoxication.[6] The release o the toxic gas, likely sarin, killed at least 74 fowk an injured mair nor 557, accordin tae the Idlib heal authority.[5]

If confirmed, the attack would acome the deidliest uise o chemical wappens in the Sirian Ceevil War syne the Ghouta chemical attack in 2013.[11] The Preses o the Unitit States, Donald Trump, as well as the UK Foreign Secretar, Boris Johnson, placed the blame for the attack on the forces o Sirian Preses Bashar Assad an his Roushie allies[12][13] while the Roushie an Sirian govrenments claimed that it wis caused bi the destruction o a nearbi rebel-operatit chemical wappens warehoose.

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  1. "Death toll rises in Syria 'gas attack'". Deutsche Welle. 4 April 2017.
  2. اشتباكات هيئة تحرير الشام وتنظيم جند الأقصى تخلف نحو 70 قتيل بين الطرفين… والأخير يخسر 9 بلدات وقرى خلال الـ 48 ساعة الفائتة
  3. Charles Lister, Ahrar al-Sham is the principal opposition force in Khan Sheikhoun - which was hit by a chemical (suspected nerve agent) attack today. 2/3
  4. Francis, Ellen (4 April 2017). "Scores reported killed in gas attack on Syrian rebel area". Reuters. Beirut. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Idlib town reels following major chemical attack: 'No rebel positions, just people'". Syria:direct. 5 April 2017. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Syria conflict: 'Chemical attack' in Idlib kills dozens". BBC. 4 April 2017. 
  7. SOHRkhan (14 February 2017). "اشتباكات هيئة تحرير الشام وتنظيم جند الأقصى تخلف نحو 70 قتيل بين الطرفين… والأخير يخسر 9 بلدات وقرى خلال الـ 48 ساعة الفائتة". Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  8. Charkatli, Izat (23 February 2017). "Over 2,000 radical rebels defect to ISIS following intra-rebel deal". 
  9. "Search for the dead begins in Idlib after Islamic State-linked brigade leaves for Raqqa". Syria Direct. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  10. Chris Tomson (16 February 2017). "Jund al-Aqsa completely besieged by rival rebel factions around two towns in Idlib". al-Masdar News. 
  11. "Syria 'toxic gas' attack kills 100 in Idlib province". Al-Arabiya & AFP. 4 April 2017. 
  12. Theodore Schleifer and Dan Merica. "Trump: 'I now have responsibility' when it comes to Syria". Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  13. "Syria chemical 'attack': Russia faces fury at UN Security Council". 5 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.