While You Were Looking Away: There Was A Chemical Attack On Civilians In Syria!


At least 72 people, 20 of whom are children, lost their lives in the attack on the city of İdlib, which is in the hands of the opponents of Syria's sovereignty. However, there are unconfirmed statements that this number is actually higher, likely in the hundreds.

The London-based Syrian Human Rights Observatory holds the Syrian army responsible for the attack. The Syrian army rejected the accusations. 

Among the information reported, the hospital where the injured were being treated was bombed.

Yesterday, France and Britain called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. The council decided to meet at 5 pm today.

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According to report yesterday by Reuters, the Syrian Human Rights Watch said that 58 people were killed in the chemical attack on the Syrian state or Russian airplanes in the Idlib, a province of the oppositions, and 11 of the deceased were children.

According to information reported today, the number of deceased has increased to 72. It is reported that 20 of the dead are children.

Al Jazeera said: There is a possibility that the gas used was "sarin gas."

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The Syrian Human Rights Observatory explained that the reactions of those who were attacked were "standard gas attack."

According to Al Jazeera's report, complaints such as fainting and breathing difficulties were observed in some of the injured.

Medical sources, which are not named according to the news, said that these reactions reveal that poison gas was used in the attack. They focused on the possibility that the gas used was sarin gas.

On the other hand, the AFP announced that the victims of the attack were bombed by the hospital where they were being treated ...



Until today, the Sham administration, which denied the claims of chemical use, has announced that people have lost their lives as a result of the dissidents' chemical weapons arsenal explosion.


A source from the Syrian army, who also spoke to Reuters, denied that the government forces were using chemical weapons, saying that the army, "neither is using nor will use any (chemical weapons)."

Russia: "Chemical weapons belong to the opposition."


Sputnik made the first statement by the Russian Defense Ministry yesterday:

"The aircraft belonging to the Russian Air-Space Force did not bomb the Idlib's Khan Sheikh region, British Reuters news agency claimed that Russian planes might have launched a chemical attack on Khan Sheikh. The first source to announce the attack, London-based Syrian Human Rights Observatory did not say a single word about Russia being involved in the incident but Reuters managed to relay the message wrong.''

The Russian defense ministry said in its second statement that the planes belonging to the Syrian army hit a chemical weapons store in the hands of the opponents and that the toxic gas leaking from there spread to the town where dozens of people died.

The Russian defense ministry spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, used the following words in his statement on YouTube:

"Syria (air force) attacked a large ammunition and military equipment store belonging to the terrorists, east of the town of Han Sheikh, between 11:30 and 12:30 local time yesterday, and there were manufacturing facilities that produced chemical weapons ammunition."

Konashenkov said that the chemical ammunition used was also used by rebels in Aleppo last year and continued as follows:

"The symptoms of the poisoned victims seen on social media footage are the same as those seen in Aleppo last fall."

The Syrian government has repeatedly denied the allegation that chemical weapons were used during attacks.


The United Nations (UN) and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons declared that the Syrian army used chlorine at least three times in its attacks in 2014 and 2015.

The UN and the organization have also revealed that ISIS militants have used mustard gas.

US President Trump released a written statement and blamed Obama for this attack rather than Assad because of his weak policies.


But he did not say what kind of policy he would respond with, despite France calling for a stronger leadership from the United States.

Trump described the attack on Idlib yesterday, ''as an action that should not be ignored in the civilized world and should be punished."

Trump said, "These treacherous actions of Bashar al-Assad are the result of the weak and unstable policies of the previous administration." President Obama said in 2012 that he would create a red line against the use of chemical weapons, but he did nothing.

Netanyahu called on the international community to fulfill its promise in 2013 and ensure that all chemical weapons are removed from Syria. He said that the barbaric war in Syria shows the importance of protecting Israel against enemies and threats.

The United Nations Security Council is meeting today with an extraordinary agenda.

Britain, France, and the United States on Tuesday demanded that the attack be investigated by presenting a draft resolution to the UN Security Council.

The council is meeting today at 5 pm. It is reported, however, that it is unclear whether diplomats will support Russia's draft.

In the draft, the use of chemical weapons in Syria is strongly condemned, and the UN and the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are urged to set up a joint panel and start working immediately to determine who is responsible for the attack. 

The resolution calls for details of Syria's flight plans, flight data and other military activities on the day of the attack. In the draft, the Damascus administration is requested to give the names of the helicopter fleet commander, generals, and other high-ranking soldiers to UN officials and that the UN should contact the authorities within five days in case of a request.

In the draft, the Syrian government is required to allow the UN and OPCW teams to visit air bases where chemical weapons could have been used. The decision also includes the implementation of sanctions under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, including the implementation of the draft embargo. Section 7 of the UN Charter gives the right to intervene in the armed forces if necessary to ensure international peace.

At least 700,000 people have lost their lives in the war that entered its 7th year.



More than 5 million Syrians have migrated to neighboring countries. In the country, more than 6 million people are without homes.

The war in Syria darkened the lives of thousands of children. Between March 2011 and March 2016, 21,623 children in Syria lost their lives.

According to UNICEF, in 2016, violence in Syria showed a serious climb. The number of children killed in 2016 increased by 20 percent compared to the previous year.

Sources: Al Jazeera, DW, AA, Sputnik, AFP and Reuters

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