Airstrikes carried out by Syrian government or Russian jets hammered rebel-held areas of the northwestern Idlib province on Tuesday leaving dozens of civilians dead, according to activists and medical workers who told CBS they suspect chemicals weapons were likely used.
The British government said later Tuesday that the horrific images from the town of Khan Sheikhoun, “strongly suggest the use of chemical weapons. And although we cannot yet be certain about what has happened, this bears all the hallmarks of an attack by the regime which has repeatedly used chemical weapons.”
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said in a written statement that if the attack was carried out by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces, it would be “further evidence of the atrocities perpetrated against the Syrian people over six years of appalling conflict.”
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