Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Syrian War News Updates -- April 5, 2017

ABC News Online: Syrian gas attack toll rises to at least 70 as reports emerge of fresh airstrikes

The death toll from a suspected chemical attack on a northern Syrian town has risen to at least 70, the World Health Organisation says.

Activists and rescue workers continue to find more terrified survivors hiding in shelters near the site of the harrowing assault amidst reported fresh airstrikes.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights five airstrikes hit the town of Khan Sheikhoun on Wednesday, a day after the attack that the Trump administration has blamed on the government of President Bashar Assad, saying that his patrons, Russia and Iran, bore "great moral responsibility" for the deaths.

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Syrian War News Updates -- April 5, 2017

Syria chemical attack death toll now at 72; new strikes hit -- AP
Syria 'chemical' attack: what we know -- AFP
Russia to continue Syria military op in support of Assad after ‘chemical attack’ claims – Kremlin -- RT
Syria chemical 'attack': Russia rebel weapons claim rejected -- BBC
Syria chemical weapons attack toll rises to 70 as Russian narrative is dismissed -- The Guardian
US, Russia trade claims about who used chem weapons in Syria -- AP
Western agencies scramble to obtain samples from Syria chemical attack -- The Guardian
Idlib hospitals overwhelmed after suspected gas attack -- Sputnik
Suspected chemical attack in Syria prompts international outrage -- DW
How chlorine gas became a weapon in Syria's civil war -- Al Jazeera
Global outcry over suspected Syria chemical attack -- AFP
Syria: UK rules out military action after chemical attack -- The Guardian
U.S., France, Britain propose U.N. resolution on Syria gas attack -- Reuters
UN says suspected chemical attack shows 'war crimes' in Syria -- AFP
World Health Organization: Syria chemical attack likely involved nerve agent -- Washington Post
Lawmakers: Trump administration 'empowered' Syria to launch gas attack -- Washington Examiner
McCain: Trump inaction on Syria is ‘disgraceful chapter’ in US history -- The Hill
Warplanes mount fresh airstrikes in Idlib area: Syrian Observatory -- Reuters
Syria's 'moderate rebels' to form a new alliance -- Al Jazeera
Syrians Risk All in Flight From Raqqa -- Reuters
Syria donors seek billions, in shadow of attack -- AFP
How Is Syria Still Using Chemical Weapons? -- Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic

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