Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad has been accused of war crimes after a chilling footage was released showing how airstrike attacks against hospitals and civilian locations killed 100 people including 11 children who foamed at their mouths as they were killed by the gas attacks on Wednesday morning.
In the new released footage of the Tuesday night/Wednesday morning attack in the north eastern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun, in rebel held Idlib, traumatized eye witnesses described how birds fell from the sky during a chemical/gas attack that left at least 100 dead (kids included) with even a Syrian hospital being bombed.
With photos to prove the attacks, the eye witnesses said as the birds fell, children could be seen foaming from their mouths as they struggled to breathe – and it is now highly believed by International politics observers that the United Nations will now ramp up pressure on Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based group said many of those killed from the air attacks died from suffocation and the effects of the gas.
The group also said 18 people died at first but the death toll later rose to 35 and now 100 – including 11 children while hundreds of others are feared injured.
According to eye witnesses, the attacks on the rebel-held city are believed to be loyal to the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
Different photos of the heinous attack are now circulating on social media.
British Prime Minister, Theresa May said: “I’m appalled by the reports that there’s been a chemical weapons attack on a town south of Idlib allegedly by the Syrian regime.
“We condemn the use of chemical weapons in all circumstances. If proven, this will be further evidence of the barbarism of the Syrian regime.
“The UK has led international efforts to call to account the Syrian regime and Daesh for the use of chemical weapons and I would urge the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to investigate this incident as soon as possible.
“I’m very clear that there can be no future for Assad in a stable Syria which is representative of all the Syrian people and I call on all the third parties involved to ensure that we have a transition away from Assad. We cannot allow this suffering to continue.”
U.S President Donald Trump was also alarmed by the atrocities committed in Syria, and blamed former President Obama for letting the situation get this bad.
“These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution,” Trump said.
His comments are believed to be in reference to Obama’s failure to strike Syria in 2013 after Obama said a chemical attack by Assad would cross a US ‘red line’.
U.S Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said;
“While we continue to monitor the terrible situation, it is clear that this is how Bashar al-Assad operates: with brutal, unabashed barbarism. Those who defend and support him, including Russia and Iran, should have no illusions about Assad or his intentions. Anyone who uses chemical weapons to attack his own people shows a fundamental disregard for human decency and must be held accountable.”
The Syrian American Medical Society head doctor, Ahmad Tarakji said;
“This should strike at the very core of our humanity.”
The National Coalition in a statement said:
‘The UN Security Council should convene an emergency session…, open an immediate investigation and take the necessary measures to ensure the officials, perpetrators and supporters are held accountable”. Failure to do so will be understood as a message of blessing to the regime for its actions.”
‘This regime of the criminal Bashar carries out attacks, using shells containing chemical gas”.
The Syrian army has completely rejected the allegations, saying they will never use chemicals to attack anyone.
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