A suspected chemical attack in a town in northern Idlib province of Syria has reportedly killed dozens of people on Tuesday. This attack is claimed to be the worst attack in six years of civil war in the country. Most of the deceased were Women and children.
Airstrikes on the northern town began just after daybreak, delivering an unidentified chemical agent that killed at least 58 people and filled clinics across the area with patients foaming at the mouth or struggling to breathe. This is claimed to be the third chemical attack with a within a week in Syria. The previous two were reported in Hama province.
US president Donald trump blamed the attack and said it was carried out by the Syrian Government on former president Barack Obama, calling it a consequence of Obama’s weakness and irresolution. The reference was to Obama’s decision not to follow through with a threat to use military force against Syrian President Bashar Assad after a 2012 chemical attack.
In a statement released by the White House – just days after the administration said action against Assad was not a U.S. priority – Trump called the Tuesday attack “reprehensible” and said that it “cannot be ignored by the civilised world.” At the United Nations, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley called for an emergency meeting of the Security Council.
The doctors in an interview told that the symptoms they saw were far more serious than they would expect from Chlorine, which Syrian government forces have used as a chemical weapon in the past.
Using Chemical weapons which are prohibited is expressed as a serious concern among the International organisation.