France calls for UNSC meet on Syria ‘chemical’ attack

A hospital in the town where doctors were treating victims of the attack was also bombarded, an AFP correspondent said.

By: AFP | Paris | Published:April 4, 2017 8:38 pm
chemical attack, chemical attack-syria, France, UN Security Council, chemical attack in syria, syria chemical attack, France news, France-Syria, world news, Indian express This photo provided on Tuesday April 4, 2017, by the Syrian anti-government activist group Edlib Media Center, that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows a man carrying a child following a suspected chemical attack, at a makeshift hospital in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria. (Edlib Media Center, via AP)

France on Tuesday called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over a suspected chemical attack in rebel-held northwestern Syria that killed at least 58 civilians. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault described the attack as “monstrous” and added: “I have called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.”

Ayrault said “chemical weapons” had been used in the attack and that it was “more proof of the savagery that the Syrian people have been subjected to for so many years.”

The attack in the town of Khan Sheikhun left dozens struggling to breathe and displaying symptoms such as foaming at the mouth and vomiting and fainting, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

A hospital in the town where doctors were treating victims of the attack was also bombarded, an AFP correspondent said.

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