April 05th, 2017
4/4: “The town of Khan Sheikoun in Idlib (Syria) was targeted by chemical weapon attacks killing at least 72 people, including at least 11 children, and injuring 560. This morning’s attack has been the largest chemical attack since the East Ghouta attack of August" 2013.
“Yesterday," (4/3) "reports from the ground indicated that (Syrian) government forces dropped a barrel bomb containing toxic chemical agent on civilian areas in the town of Hbeit in the southern Idlib countryside. A couple of hours later, a barrel bomb with chemical agents was dropped in Al-Latamneh in the northern Hama countryside…”
“Hospitals in the surrounding area received patients who suffered symptoms indicative of" "a category of toxic gases which includes sarin. According to SAMS (Syrian American Medical Society) doctors,” “symptoms seen in patients included constricted (or ‘pinpoint’) pupils, foaming at the mouth, and the loss of consciousness, slow heart rate, slow breathing, vomiting, muscles spasms and other neurological symptoms consistent with nerve agents.”
Following the attack, Syrian forces targeted the main hospital in Khan Sheikhoun, and two offices of the White Helmets (a rescue crew) by air strikes. - Syrian American Medical Society
"The Geneva Gas Protocol of 1925 prohibits the 'use in war of asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and of all analogous liquids, material or devices.' Syria is party to the Geneva Gas Protocol and is legally bound to its provisions." - UCLA Law Review
added: 4/7: "The United States launched a military strike Thursday (4/6) on a Syrian government airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week.
"On President Donald Trump's orders, US warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the airbase that was home to the warplanes that carried out the chemical attacks, US officials said." - CNN
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