Turkish Red Crescent dispatches medical stuff to Idlib

Detailing efforts for chemical attack-hit Syrian province, Red Crescent’s head says 'war needs a political solution'

Turkish Red Crescent dispatches medical stuff to Idlib

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Red Crescent dispatched two trucks of medical equipment to the victims affected by Tuesday's chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib province, Red Crescent director general said on Thursday.

Speaking to the press, Red Crescent’s Director General Mehmet Gulluoglu said doctors in Syria were "especially" contacted to know what is needed, and communication with Syrian doctors and non-governmental organizations were continuing.

"The medicines reached the hospitals where the wounded are [under treatment]. In the first place, we sent two trucks of medical equipment. Medicaments which will reduce the impact of the [chemical] bomb and toxic gas were dispatched," he said.

Gulluoglu also reiterated that the findings of the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the use of chemical weapons in the northwestern Syrian province.

"This war needs a political solution. Otherwise, as humanitarian organizations, even if we do our best and raise billions of funds we can not bring back people who were killed." he said.

"We can not bring back those children who were killed, children who were poisoned by the chemical gas. We condemn the attack and we need a political solution." he added.

Early Tuesday, more than 100 civilians were killed and 500 others -- mostly children -- were injured in the attack allegedly carried out by Assad regime warplanes in the town of Khan Shaykhun, Idlib province, according to the Syrian opposition government's Health Minister Firas Jundi.

The Syrian regime, for its part, has denied allegations that it targeted the area with chemical weapons.

Tuesday’s attack came one day after regime aircraft reportedly carried out a similar chlorine gas attack on Idlib’s Al-Habit town, injuring dozens.

Last year, a UN-appointed investigation panel found that chemical weapons were mainly used by regime forces in 2014 and 2015. No punitive measures were taken, however.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Nisan 2017, 17:07