Beirut (AFP) – One woman was killed in an air strike Saturday on the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhun, site of a suspected chemical weapons attack earlier this week, a monitor said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was unclear if the strike on the rebel-held town in northwest Syria’s Idlib province was carried out by Syrian planes or those of government ally Russia.
The death was the first in the town since a suspected chemical weapons attack on Tuesday that killed 87 civilians, including 31 children, and left hundreds suffering symptoms including convulsions, vomiting and foaming at the mouth.
Khan Sheikhun has been hit several times since the Tuesday attack, including in a strike in the hours afterwards on a hospital treating victims.
The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State jihadist group has also carried out rare strikes in the province.
More than 320,000 people have been killed in Syria since its conflict began in March 2011 with anti-government demonstrations.