Regime helicopters dropped four poisonous explosive barrels on Monday evening on the town of Sarmin and the village of Qaminas (rural Idlib), killing six civilians including a man, his wife and their three children and 70 civilians transferred to the field hospital due to suffocation.
The field hospital was later evacuated due to the spread of the poisonous gas.
Around 20 of the civil defence crew were injured after they entered the basement of the building, where residents of the building were sheltered when the building was hit, as a result of the civil defence entering the building without masks or special clothing, due to the lack of such equipment.
It is believed the gas used is chlorine gas, which the government has frequently used for the past two years, especially after the surrendering of chemical weapons after the eastern Ghouta massacre on 21/08/2013.
The Security Council issued on 6/03/2015 Resolution No. 2209, which condemned “the use of any toxic chemicals, especially chlorine gas as a weapon in the ongoing conflict in Syria,” adding that “The use of toxic chemicals as a weapon would be a violation of Resolution No. “2118” and the Chemical Weapons Convention”.