Palmyra Syria – As the latest Islamic State’s offensive in the southern region surrounding the city of Palmyra enters into its fifth day, grim reports of yet another suspected chemical attack on the citizenry are developing. The Islamic State linked Amaq News agency began reporting earlier today that up to 85 people, mostly women and children have been killed during the suspected chemical attack with up to 200 more suffering breathing problems from what Amaq News described as “a result of a Russian air attack with sarin gas.”
Both Russian and Syrian spokespersons vehemently denied the news outlets claims with Damascus stating that “[T]he conclusions of that investigation were wrong,” and purely based in fiction. However, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights(SOHR) monitoring group paralleled the Islamic State linked news outlets claim by reporting that scores of dead littered the area near the town of Uqayribat in the eastern providence of Hama where heavy bombing from Russian coalition aircraft had been reported throughout the last 24 hours. SOHR was able to gather ground reporting that the dead lay with no visible signs of injuries and were what looked like mostly civilians.
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