In new regime bomb attack, woman slain in Khan Shaykhun
09 Apr 2017 - 13:35
IDLIB, Syria: Days after a deadly Assad regime chemical attack, the northwestern Syrian town of Khan Shaykhun has reportedly been bombed again, producing yet another casualty.
Mustafa al-Hajj Yousuf, Khan Shaykhun’s civilian defense director, told Anadolu Agency that the town was subjected to an airstrike early this morning. "Russian-type planes belonging to the regime bombed the town," he said.
Yusuf stated that the attack killed a woman in the civilian settlements. The wounded were taken to the nearest healthcare centers by civilian defense teams, he added.
On Tuesday, in a chemical attack blamed on the Assad regime, some 100 civilians were killed and 500 more injured.
Following the tragic incident in a town where tens of thousands used to live, most civilians began to leave their homes due to the risk of being poisoned by the chemicals left behind. * Ali Murat Alhas contributed to this report from Ankara.