Syria 'chemical attack': Horrific aftermath in Idlib

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image captionA child looks up at the camera as she is treated by a medic. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has reported dozens of people suffered respiratory problems and symptoms including vomiting and foaming at the mouth after the attack, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib
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image captionA Civil Defence volunteer uses an oxygen mask to help him breathe. A Syrian military source has denied the government used chemical weapons.
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image captionMen are treated by rescue workers. The attack reportedly took place at about 06:30 local time (03:30 GMT).
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image captionA man carries the body of a dead child. The British-based Observatory says at least 20 children were killed.
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image captionMen stand over the bodies of people who have died. Russia's defence ministry has insisted it did not carry out any air strikes in the vicinity of the town, in Syria's north-west.
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image captionMedics treat a man after the attack. Mohammed Rasoul, the head of a charity ambulance service in Idlib, told the BBC that his medics had found people, many of them children, choking in the street.
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image captionA man cries surrounded by bodies. Photographers who rushed to the hospitals where people were being treated described a smell that they could not quite place.

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