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In new regime bomb attack, woman slain in Khan Shaykhun

Woman loses her life in NW Syrian town just days after Assad regime chemical attack killed 100 and wounded about 500

08.04.2017
In new regime bomb attack, woman slain in Khan Shaykhun

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.

*Reporting by Adham Kako and Halit Suleyman writing by Ali Murat Alhas 

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