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One dead in raid on Syria 'chemical attack' town

One dead in raid on Syria chemical attack town
One woman was killed in an air strike on Sunday on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhun, site of a suspected chemical weapons attack earlier this week, a monitor said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was unclear if the strike on the rebel-held town in north-west Syria's Idlib province was carried out by Syrian planes or those of government ally Russia.

The death was the first in the town since a suspected chemical weapons attack on Tuesday that killed 87 civilians, including 31 children, and left hundreds suffering symptoms including convulsions, vomiting and foaming at the mouth.

Much of the international community pointed the finger at President Bashar al-Assad's government for the attack, though it denied any responsibility.

US President Donald Trump ordered the first direct US military action against Assad's government in response to the attack, launching missiles against an air base in central Syria. Khan Sheikhun has been hit several times since Tuesday, including in a strike in the hours afterwards on a hospital treating victims.


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