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Syria attack: Post-mortems 'point to Sarin being used'

The chemical attack in Syria has now killed at least 86 people, including 30 children.

Here is what we know so far:

  • The attack happened on Tuesday in the north Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun
  • At least 86 people have died and dozens more are injured
  • One father lost his wife, brother and twin babies
  • Syria's foreign minister has said his country will never use chemical weapons
  • Early post-mortems 'point to the nerve agent Sarin being used'
  • Theresa May and Donald Trump are among world leaders blaming President Assad for the "barbaric" attack
  • Russia is continuing to back Assad and claims the attack was caused by a Syrian air strike which hit a stockpile of chemical arms
  • The US ambassador to the UN has called for Russia to step in saying: "How many children have to die before Russia cares?"
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Kremlin: US conclusions on Syria attack 'not objective'

The Kremlin said the attack was a 'monstrous crime'. Credit: AP

American conclusions on Tuesday's alleged chemical attack in Syria are not based on "objective data", a Kremlin spokesman has said.

US President Donald Trump criticised Russia's support for the regime as he condemned President Bashar al-Assad's government over the attack, which left at least 86 people dead.

But Moscow said disagreements with the US over Syria are unlikely to change the nature of relations between the two countries in a major way.

The Kremlin said the attack was a "monstrous crime" and that the use of chemical weapons is "absolutely unacceptable".

Moscow has previously backed the Syrian government claim that the exposure was caused by a rebel arsenal of chemical weapons that was hit by an air strike.

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