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Death toll in suspected chemical attack on Syrian town up to 72          [ Posted On:- 05 Apr, 2017 ]

A Syrian monitoring group says the death toll in a suspected chemical attack on a northern town the previous day has gone up to to 72, as activists reported fresh air strikes on the town hit in the harrowing assault.

Ahmed al-Sheikho of the Idlib Civil Defence team says the Wednesday air strikes hit near where the suspected chemical attack occurred in the town of Khan Sheikhoun.

The U.N. Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday on that attack, which activists say was one of the worst in the country’s civil war.

The Britain based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 20 children and 17 women are among the 72 killed.