BEIRUT Warplanes mounted five air strikes on Wednesday in a rebel-held location of northwestern Syria wherever dozens of men and women had been killed the working day in advance of in a suspected chemical assault, the Syrian Observatory for Human Legal rights reported.
The Syrian army could not quickly be arrived at for comment on the reported air strikes in town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province on Wednesday. An Observatory report did not detect the warplanes.
The United States has blamed the chemical assault on Syrian authorities forces. The army has denied any part.
Russia’s defense ministry explained on Wednesday that toxic gas contamination in the location was the end result of gas leaking from a rebel chemical weapons depot right after it was strike by Syrian authorities air strikes.
The Observatory explained the chemical assault was carried out by warplanes considered to belong to the Syrian military services.
(Crafting by Tom Perry. Enhancing by Jane Merriman)