Syrian Civil War
A toxic gas attack, allegedly by Syrian warplanes, kills at least 83 and injures many more in rebel-held Khan Shaykhun, Idlib.
At least 83 people — including 25 children — died and at least 350 others were injured in the incident in northern Idlib province, southwest of Aleppo, the relief agency UOSSM told NBC News.
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- Syrian Civil War: A toxic gas attack, allegedly by Syrian warplanes, kills at least 83 and injures many more in rebel-held Khan Shaykhun, Idlib.
- A toxic gas attack, allegedly by Syrian warplanes, kills at least 83 and injures many more in rebel-held Khan Shaykhun, Idlib.
- A Russian airstrike using napalm kills at least ten civilians, including four children and six women from one family, in Idlib's town of Khan Shaykhun, according to the leader of the White Helmets.
- Rebel fighters start evacuating from Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Syria, and head to Idlib Governorate on government buses. Douma is the last rebel stronghold in Eastern Ghouta.
- Evacuations of 7,500 people from rebel-held Harasta, Eastern Ghouta begin. Rebels agree with the Syrian government and Russia for the displaced people to be exiled in Idlib Governorate.
- The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that unidentified rebel factions have shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-25 jet over the Idlib Governorate, near Maarrat al-Nu'man, also killing its pilot. The pilot had escaped with his parachute but was killed on the ground while he fought with a pistol to evade capture. No groups claim responsibility. Russia's Ministry of Defence corroborates this version of events.
- The Syrian Army seizes control of the strategic Abu al-Duhur Military Airbase in Idlib Governorate.