Russia blames Syrian rebels for chemical gas attack

The attack in rural Idlib province's Khan Sheikhun killed at least 72 people, including 20 children. Several countries have blamed Syrian government forces, but the Russian Defence Ministry says Syrian planes hit a rebel chemical weapons factory.

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    Some of those caught up in a suspected gas attack in Syria have been talking about the moments it happened, after they were transported across the border to Turkey for treatment.

    The attack in rural Idlib province's Khan Sheikhun killed at least 72 people, including 20 children.

     

    Several countries have blamed Syrian government forces, but the Russian Defence Ministry says Syrian planes hit a rebel chemical weapons factory, which produced the gas cloud.

     

    Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from neighbouring Beirut.


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