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The US Attacked a Syrian Airfield
The U.S. believes that, on 4/4/17, the Syrian government launched an attack with chemical weapons against its citizens as part of a civil war.
On 4/6/17, the U.S. military attacked the Shayrat Airfield in Homs province, western Syria.
The U.S. launched approximately 60 Tomahawk missiles from two destroyers, the USS Ross and the USS Porter, from the Mediterranean sea.
The U.S. believes that the Shayrat Airfield was used to launch the chemical weapon attack of 4/4/17.
Deaths from Chemical Weapons after an Attack in the Syrian Civil War
On 4/4/17 at apporixmately 06:30, Syrian warplanes attacked Khan Sheikhoun, approximately 30 miles south of the city of Idlib.
At least 72 (52 adults and 20 children) were killed.
Doctors Without Borders stated that the victims had been exposed to chemical weapons, which may have been nerve agents and chlorine gas.
The Syrian government claims that they bombed a facility being used by rebels to create chemical weapons, and it was the spread of these chemicals that caused the deaths.
A rebel commander reported that the Syrian planes were observed bombing with chemical weapons.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is currently conducting an inquiry.
A US Led Coalition may have Bombed a School Sheltering Refugees in Syria
The Syrian Arab News Agency reports that the U.S. led coalition bombed a school in Syria killing 19 civilians and injuring many others.
The U.S. Military stated that 19 air strikes were executed on behalf of a U.S. led coalition near the city of Raqqa on 3/21/17.
According to the U.K. based Syrian Observatory for Human rights, at least 33 people were killed by the bomb.
It is claimed that at least one bomb hit a school that was sheltering refugees who had fled fighting in Palymra.
The bombing occurred near the al-Kastrat area.
U.S. military officials have not confirmed that the attack killed civilians; they have started an investigation to determine what happened.
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