A suspected chemical attack has killed dozens in Syria. Aircraft bombed the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in northwestern Syria April 4. The town is about 100 kilometers southwest of Aleppo in the Idlib district. Reports vary on the death toll, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 58 were killed, including 11 children. Hundreds are suspected injured and local medics say more may die.
The Observatory said local medics were treating people for fainting, vomiting and foaming at the mouth. The head of a charity ambulance service in the region told the BBC his medics also found people, including children, choking in the street. A clinic treating some of the injured was bombed several hours later. A Syrian military source denied the government used chemical weapons, according to BBC. The Russian Defense Ministry also denied carrying out airstrikes in the region.