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This photo provided Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Edlib Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows victims of a suspected chemical attack, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria. The suspected chemical attack killed dozens of people on Tuesday, Syrian opposition activists said, describing the attack as among the worst in the country's six-year civil war. (Edlib Media Center, via AP)

A new round of airstrikes have reportedly hit the Syrian city struck by chemical weapons


UPDATE April 8 at 9:12a.m.:

The Syrian city of Khan Sheikhoun struck by horrific chemical weapons earlier this week was hit by airstrikes on Friday and Saturday, according to two activists in the city and regional activist groups.

At least one woman was killed and three other people injured in Saturday's strike, two activists in Khan Sheikhoun said.

It wasn't immediately clear who conducted the new round of strikes.

UPDATE 2:16 p.m. EST:

President Trump has discussed possible military action in Syria in retaliation for the chemical weapons attack earlier this week, CNN reported.

Trump has not made a decision yet but has discussed possible actions with Defense Secretary James Mattis. 

UPDATE April 6, 11:58 a.m. EST:

A Russian spokesman told The Associated Press that Russia's support of Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria was "not unconditional."

Russia has historically backed the Assad regime, which the U.S. opposes.

ORIGINAL STORY: U.S. radar shows evidence that Syrian warplanes carried out Tuesday's chemical weapon attack that killed dozens of people, USA Today reports.

Early Thursday, autopsies in Turkey confirmed that chemical weapons were used in the attack, despite Syria denying being involved.  

Russia, which is allied with the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, has insisted the chemical agents were released when a Syrian airstrike hit a rebel chemical weapons arsenal. 

These crimes must not remain unpunished ... One day, international justice will rule on Assad.
Jean-Marc Ayrault, French Foreign Minister

World leaders have widely condemned the attack. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and other leaders are eager to resume peace talks in Syria.

A new round of airstrikes have reportedly hit the Syrian city struck by chemical weapons

WATCH | President Trump said the attack changed his view of Assad and "crossed many, many lines." He also blamed the Obama administration's "weakness" for the attack, despite urging inaction in Syria in the past.

I stress, once again, that the Syrian Arab Army did not and will not use such weapons even against the terrorists who are targeting our people.
Walid Moallem, Syria's foreign minister

Syria insisted it did not use chemical weapons and blamed rebel forces for stockpiling them. Assad has used chemical weapons on Syrians in past attacks. 

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said his country would be open to an investigation, but only if it could be proven to be non-politicized.

"Our experiences with international investigating committees were not encouraging, because they come out of Damascus with certain indications which then change at their headquarters," Moallem said,

The attack killed 86 people since Tuesday due to exposure to chemical weapons like sarin, chlorine and nerve gas. 

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