Lebanon: A suspected gas attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun in northwestern Syria on Tuesday killed 58 civilians, including 11 children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.
Dozens more were suffering the effects of the attack, with medical sources reporting respiratory problems and symptoms including fainting, vomiting and foaming at the mouth, the monitor said.
At least 58 people, including 11 children, were killed in an air raid that released “toxic gas” on the rebel-held Syrian town of Khan Sheikhun on Tuesday, a monitor said.
Tuesday’s attack caused many people to choke or faint, and some had foam coming out of their mouths, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, citing medical sources who described it as a sign of a gas attack.
Damascus has repeatedly denied using such weapons.
The monitoring group, which monitors the war through a network of contacts on the ground, was unable to confirm the nature of the substance.