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CAIRO - 6 April 2017: A Wednesday statement by Egypt’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in northwestern Syria.
The Tuesday attack killed an estimated 131 civilians, including 41 children and 30 women, and injured about 160 others, according to the
Egypt said the “painful” scene of the attack confirms “the importance of supporting a political settlement of the Syrian crisis as soon as possible, based on international resolutions.”
The statement referred to the U.N. Security Council’s resolution on Syria (No. 2254) and the outcomes of the Geneva I meeting.
The statement also confirmed the necessity of exerting international and regional efforts to eliminate terrorism in Syria.
The World Health Organization said Wednesday that chemical weapons are suspected to have been used in the attack, as victims suffered symptoms of chemical poisoning.
The Prime Minister of the Syrian Interim Government, Jawad Abu Hatab, said the fighters which are believed to have deployed sarin gas over Idlib could only belong to Bashar Al-Asaad’s regime, and called for an international resolution to stop the “massacre,” according to