The civil war in Israel's neighbor to the north has lasted for years and cost hundreds of thousands of lives. And, in this report from The Jerusalem Post, even more lives have been lost today in an apparent gas attack on civilians and subsequent bombing of a hospital that was treating the chemical attack's victims:
Bombs reportedly hit a hospital treating victims from a suspected chemical attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun on Tuesday in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, according to AFP.
The report emerged after a British-based war monitoring group said the suspected gas attack conducted by the Syrian government or Russian jets killed at least 58 people, including nine children, and injured dozens more.
The Syrian army could not immediately be reached for comment. Damascus has repeatedly denied using chemical weapons.
The attack caused many people to choke or faint, and some had foam coming out of their mouths, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, citing medical sources who described it as a sign of a gas attack.
The air strikes also wounded more than 60 people in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, the Observatory said.