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58 Die In Attack On Syrian Town Where Toxic Gas And Shelling Were Reported

After the initial strikes early Tuesday, a hospital in Idlib province was also reportedly bombarded as it treated victims.
A Syrian man receives treatment following a suspected toxic gas attack Tuesday in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in Syria's northwestern Idlib province. At least 58 people were killed, including a number of children. Source: Mohamed al-Bakour

Poison gas is suspected of augmenting an aerial bombardment of a rebel-held town in Syria's Idlib province Tuesday, with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights saying at least 11 children were among the

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