UN to discuss Syria chemical attack

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Members of the civil defence spray and clean areas near Baghdad that may have been contaminated in a chemical attack carried out by ISIS. (Marwan Ibrahim, AFP)
Members of the civil defence spray and clean areas near Baghdad that may have been contaminated in a chemical attack carried out by ISIS. (Marwan Ibrahim, AFP)

New York - The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss a suspected chemical attack in Syria that has left dozens dead and fanned global outrage over the six-year war.

Britain and France called for the urgent meeting following reports of the strike on a rebel-held town in northwestern Idlib province early on Tuesday that they blamed on President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

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