Khan Sheikhun - updates

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Regime forces advance towards key town in northwest Syria

Aug 14, 2019 - 11:31 PM

President Bashar al-Assad's fighters are just a few kilometers away from Khan Sheikhun, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

KEY TOWN. This picture taken on August 5, 2019 shows smoke billowing above buildings during a reported air strike by pro-regime forces on Khan Sheikhun in the south of the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib. File photo by Omar Haj Kadour/AFP

UN report blames gas attack on Syrian regime

Oct 27, 2017 - 1:16 PM

The expert panel's report and tough remarks by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson overshadows the announcement that UN-sponsored peace talks will resume next month

ATTACK. A picture taken on April 4, 2017 shows destruction at a hospital room in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, following a suspected toxic gas attack. Photo by Omar Haj Kadour/AFP

Russia slams watchdog probe of alleged Syria chemical attack

Apr 14, 2017 - 10:17 PM

We consider it unacceptable to analyze events from a distance says Russia s foreign minister in criticizing the OPCW

UN Security Council to vote on Syria gas attack probe

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:06 AM

The vote comes as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Moscow to pressure Russia to reconsider its support for Syrian President Bashar al Assad

YOUNG VICTIM. An unconscious Syrian child receives treatment at a hospital in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, following a suspected toxic gas attack on April 4, 2017. Omar Haj Kadour/AFP

U.S. threatens military response to Syria 'chemical' attack

Apr 07, 2017 - 7:50 AM

An American decision to strike the regime in Damascus could hinge on the outcome of a Security Council vote on a Western resolution on the attack that could face a Russian veto

MILITARY RESPONSE. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vows an 'appropriate response' to the attack in Khan Sheikhun in rebel-held Idlib province, whose victims included 27 children. File photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Russia, Syria hit back as pressure builds over 'chemical attack'

Apr 06, 2017 - 7:05 PM

UPDATED World powers point the finger at the government of Bashar al Assad but Foreign Minister Walid Muallem repeats the government s denial

TREATMENT. An unconscious Syrian child receives treatment at a hospital in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, following a suspected toxic gas attack on April 4, 2017. File photo by Omar Haj Kadour/ AFP

'Suddenly, she fell to the ground': Tales of horror from Syria gas attack

Apr 06, 2017 - 7:57 AM

We put some masks on but it didn t do anything People just started falling to the ground

YOUNG VICTIM. An unconscious Syrian child receives treatment at a hospital in Khan Sheikhun, a rebel-held town in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, following a suspected toxic gas attack on April 4, 2017. Omar Haj Kadour/AFP