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Observatory says 58 killed in suspected chemical attack in Syria, military source denies
April 4, 2017 / 9:37 AM / 4 months ago

Observatory says 58 killed in suspected chemical attack in Syria, military source denies

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A man breathes through an oxygen mask as another one receives treatments, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017.Ammar Abdullah

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A suspected chemical attack by Syrian government or Russian jets killed at least 58 people, including 11 children, in the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based war monitor, said.

A Syrian military source denied that government forces used any such weapons, saying the army "does not and has not" used chemical weapons "not in the past and not in the future".

Reporting by Ellen Francis and Laila Bassam; Editing by Louise Ireland

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