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 Germany calls for immediate probe into Syria gas attack

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has called for an immediate investigation into the alleged gas attack carried out by the Syrian regime on the town of Khan Sheikhoun.

Censor.NET reports citing Deutsche Welle.

"It is important that the UN and experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons gain immediate access and can carry out their investigation without hindrance," Gabriel told the German newspaper "Bild am Sonntag."

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Gabriel said information Germany has received suggested state forces were behind the attack.

"We have information from our partners and from contacts on that ground that makes it very plausible that the Assad regime was behind this horrible poison gas attack," he said.

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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.

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.
 
 
 
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