Syrian Activists say that the Government attacked a village in the Idlib Province with a chlorine gas bomb. The gas bomb, that was launched overnight, killed six people and harmed numerous persons who are now filling up the hospitals in the Syrian northwestern province, Idlib.
The report of the chlorine gas bomb attack came in times of tension. Not only the background of the civil war is the cause, but, particularly in this case, such an attack could put a great amount of international pressure on Bashar al-Assad`s regime. Less than two weeks ago, a resolution concerning toxic chemicals used as weapons in the civil war in Syria, resolution which highly castigated this kind of methods, was approved by the Security Council of the United Nations. The United Nations have also warned that there will be military actions in case this resolution would be violated again.
The videos uploaded on the internet show images of the gas bomb attack`s victims hospitalized. The sufferers are doused with water by doctors who are wear gas masks. Children can also be seen lying in the beds, unable to move and with foam at the mouth. The video footage revealed what could be recovered from the two improvised bombs, as the Syrian activists say, chlorine gas bombs which were dropped on the Sarmeen village in Idlib on Monday.
The gas bomb attack was also reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), an information office who follows the events of the war in Syria from the United Kingdom, through the contacts they have on the ground. The number of victims was reported by the SOHR, as well.
There was no report of the attack by Syria`s national news agency (SANA). Nobody from SANA covered the incident, but a military official, whose identity is unknown, labelled the videos and messages from Idlib as propaganda.
“We confirm that we would not use this type of weapon, and we don’t need to use it,”
said the military official, quoted by Reuters.
Recently, Syria has passed through an anniversary that no one would ever want to celebrate: the fourth year of war. More than 220,000 have been killed since the beginning of the conflict, human settlements have been eradicated and thousands of refugees needed to leave their home in order to escape the terror of the war. Sadly, there are not many signs of the many-sided conflict coming to an end soon.
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