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Erdogan, Putin discuss suspected gas attack on Syria's Idlib - presidential sources
April 4, 2017 / 11:34 AM / in 8 months

Erdogan, Putin discuss suspected gas attack on Syria's Idlib - presidential sources

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed a suspected gas attack on Syria’s rebel-held Idlib on Tuesday, Turkish presidential sources said.

A civil defence member breathes through an oxygen mask, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

The attack, believed to be by Syrian government jets, killed at least 58 people including 11 children under the age of eight in the northwestern province of Idlib, a war monitor and medical workers said.

“President Erdogan touched on the use of chemical weapons against civilians in Idlib. President Erdogan said such inhumane attacks are unacceptable,” a statement attributed to presidential sources said.

They said the two leaders had also emphasized the importance of maintaining the ongoing ceasefire in Syria.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz and Ece Toksabay; Writing by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Daren Butler

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