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Suspected Chemical Attack Kills 58 in Syria

Ghouta Massacre

ABC News

A suspected chemical attack in a Syrian town has killed at least 58 civilians, including 11 children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a U.K.-based monitoring group.

The airstrike happened in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in northern Syria this morning, and appeared to involve a gas that caused victims to choke and faint, according to the observatory, the Syria Civil Defense and residents. Warplanes later struck the same town again, hitting a hospital where some of the victims were being treated.

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