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 New chemical weapons attack reported in Syria’s north, - journalist. VIDEO+PHOTOS

The city of Kafr Zita in northern Syria came under chemical weapons attack today, April 12.

As reported by Censor.NET, German journalist Julian Röpcke wrote on Twitter that a barrel bomb containing chlorine gas was presumably dropped on Kafr Zita from Assad forces' Mi-8 helicopter.

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On April 7, U.S. warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian government airbase following a chemical airstrike in the province of Idlib blamed on President Assad.

U.S. envoy to the U.N. Nikki Haley said the attack on the Shayrat airfield was "fully justified." Washington threatened Assad with new strikes on military targets in Syria if such a need arises.

At least 80 civilians died in the air attack on the town in rebel-held Idlib province prompting an international outcry. The United States accuses the regime of President Bashar al-Assad of using chlorine gas mixed with a highly toxic sarin-like nerve agent in an air attack. UNICEF confirmed at least 27 children had been killed in the attack in Idlib.
 
 
 
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