An #Assad Mi-8 helicopter dropped this #BarrelBomb on #KafrHama.
Blind shell or possibly gas.https://t.co/ql9EblfmlN pic.twitter.com/JZnM3coXDa
- Julian Röpcke (@JulianRoepcke) 12 апреля 2017 г.
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.