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France tries to verify signs of a chemical attack in Syria Idlib

France’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that the Assad regime had signs of the use of chemicals in the attacks in Syria to the northwest of Syria, but should still be confirmed.

On May 23, the United States said that Bashar al-Assad’s loyal forces received numerous reports that appeared consistent with chemical exposure after launching an aggressive attack on the opposition fortress.”There is a sign of the use of chemical weapons in the Idlib region, but there is no validation for the time being,” Jean-Yves Le Drian told the French parliament’s foreign affairs committee.”We are cautious because we think that the use of chemical weapons should be approved and fatal before reacting,“ he said.

Assad regime refuses to use chemical weapons.

In April 2018, the US, Britain, and France launched an air strike against what they described as three Syrian chemical weapons targets in retaliation for a suspected gas attack that killed peoples points in the Damascus suburb earlier this month.

Opponents fighting on the mountainous west coast of Idlib in Syria said on May 19 that the regime had bombed them with poisonous gas and some were subject to drowning symptoms. They said they didn’t document the attack because they were bombarded during the incident.

On Tuesday, at least 21 civilians, 9 of them children, were killed in the recent attacks by the Assad regime on the city.

Since April 26, the regime forces have used the pretext of the life of Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) militants who gathered in Idlib to intensify their attacks and conduct intermittent attacks on the city.

According to the Association of Medical Care and Charity Organizations (UOSSM), which provided assistance to health institutions, 229 civilians were killed and 727 were wounded during the bombing and more than 300,000 people have escaped since 28 April

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