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Turkish outrage mounts as doctors point to neurotoxin in Idlib attack

In Turkish hospitals, medical staff including a team from Doctors Without Borders report mounting evidence that victims of yesterday's attack may have been exposed to sarin or a similar toxin.
A Syrian man receives treatment at a small hospital in the town of Maaret al-Noman following a suspected toxic gas attack in Khan Sheikhun, a nearby rebel-held town in Syrias northwestern Idlib province, on April 4, 2017.
Warplanes carried out a suspected toxic gas attack that killed at least 35 people including several children, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said those killed in the town of Khan Sheikhun, in Idlib province, had died from the effects of the gas, adding tha
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Victims of yesterday’s suspected chemical attack in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province continue to receive treatment in Turkey amid growing signs that they may have been exposed to the banned toxin sarin. The injured are being treated at several private and state hospitals in Antakya, Reyhanli and Iskenderun, according to a statement from the office of the governor of the border province of Hatay.

Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdag confirmed that 30 people had been brought to Turkey, which is home to nearly 3 million Syrian refugees, for treatment. “We have some findings of a chemical attack. We are documenting the findings and will send them to the World Health Organization,” Akdag said.

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