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U.N. Syria envoy says chemical attack came from the air
April 4, 2017 / 2:42 PM / 4 months ago

U.N. Syria envoy says chemical attack came from the air

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A crater is seen at the site of an airstrike, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria.Ammar Abdullah

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The "horrific" chemical attack in Syria's Idlib province on Tuesday came from the air, United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Tuesday, adding the U.N. Security Council would meet to demand accountability.

"This was horrific and we are asking, I'm sure there will be a Security Council meeting on this, for clear identification of responsibilities, accountability," he said at an international conference in Brussels aimed at shoring up ailing Syrian peace talks.

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska and Robin Emmott; editing by Andrew Roche

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