Syria: New airstrikes hit site of chemical attack

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Damascus [Syria]: A town in Syria, which was hit by a chemical attack earlier this week, was once again targeted by new airstrikes.

Though only Russian and Syrian regime aircraft have been bombing Khan Sheikhoun, it was not clear who conducted the strikes on the rebel-held Idlib province, according to the CNN.

Khan Sheikhoun, was hit on Friday and Saturday as well.

The development comes in less than a day after the United States bombarded Shayrat base in response to what President Donald Trump called a ‘barbaric’ chemical attack on a rebel-held town on Tuesday that he blamed on the Damascus regime.

As many as nine civilians, including four children were killed in the United States missile attack on a military airbase in central Syria on Friday.

The U.S. officials said Russian commanders in Syria were informed of the strike beforehand in order to avoid casualties that could prompt a broader crisis. (ANI)