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Khan Sheikhoun (Syria): enough is enough!

On Tuesday 4th of April, a chemical attack killed nearly 100 people in Khan Sheikhoun (northwest of Syria) and poisoned 500 people. Unbearable images of children in agony circulate worldwide, leaving the international community voiceless.

All the evidence points to Bashar al-Assad but the Syrian regime denies, with the unfailing support of his Russian ally.

On Wednesday 5th of April, during the UN Security Council, a draft resolution condemning the chemical attacks was proposed by the United Kingdom, France and the United States. Americans have made a dramatic turnaround since the election of Trump, for whom the Syrian conflict was not a priority. On the evening of April 6th, the White House unilaterally made a decision of “a targeted military strike on the air base in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched“. The Kremlin condemns an “aggression against a sovereign state“.

Are we moving towards a dangerous military escalation in the absence of a diplomatic solution to this conflict?

One thing is certain: the humanitarian issue must prevail over the geo-political stakes of a war that, although ultra-complex, has lasted for too long.

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  • Gargalo (Portugal), Cartoon Movement
    Khan Sheikhoun (Syria): enough is enough! - Gargalo (Portugal), Cartoon Movement
  • Bob (Danemark / Denmark)
    Khan Sheikhoun (Syria): enough is enough! - Bob (Danemark / Denmark)
  • Kak (France), L’Opinion
    Khan Sheikhoun (Syria): enough is enough! - Kak (France), L’Opinion
  • Shay Charka (Israël / Israel), Makor Rishon
    Khan Sheikhoun (Syria): enough is enough! - Shay Charka (Israël / Israel), Makor Rishon
  • Osama Hajjaj (Jordanie / Jordan), CagleCartoons.com
    Khan Sheikhoun (Syria): enough is enough! - Osama Hajjaj (Jordanie / Jordan), CagleCartoons.com
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), CagleCartoons.com
    Khan Sheikhoun (Syria): enough is enough! - Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), CagleCartoons.com
  • Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), NZZ am Sonntag
    Khan Sheikhoun (Syria): enough is enough! - Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), NZZ am Sonntag
  • Hani Abbas (Syrie-Palestine / Syria-Palestine)
    Khan Sheikhoun (Syria): enough is enough! - Hani Abbas (Syrie-Palestine / Syria-Palestine)
  • Ant (Royaume-Uni / United Kingdom), Ara
    Khan Sheikhoun (Syria): enough is enough! - Ant (Royaume-Uni / United Kingdom), Ara
  • Delambre (France), Le Canard enchainé
    Khan Sheikhoun (Syria): enough is enough! - Delambre (France), Le Canard enchainé
  • Danziger (États-Unis / USA), The Rutland Herald
    Khan Sheikhoun (Syria): enough is enough! - Danziger (États-Unis / USA), The Rutland Herald
  • Maarten Wolterink (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Joop.nl
    Khan Sheikhoun (Syria): enough is enough! - Maarten Wolterink (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Joop.nl
  • Darío (Mexique / Mexico), El Imparcial
    Khan Sheikhoun (Syria): enough is enough! - Darío (Mexique / Mexico), El Imparcial
  • Falco (Cuba), Juventud Rebelde
    Khan Sheikhoun (Syria): enough is enough! - Falco (Cuba), Juventud Rebelde
  • Côté (Canada), Le Soleil
    Khan Sheikhoun (Syria): enough is enough! - Côté (Canada), Le Soleil
  • Gargalo (Portugal), Cartoon Movement
  • Bob (Danemark / Denmark)
  • Kak (France), L’Opinion
  • Shay Charka (Israël / Israel), Makor Rishon
  • Osama Hajjaj (Jordanie / Jordan), CagleCartoons.com
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), CagleCartoons.com
  • Chappatte (Suisse / Switzerland), NZZ am Sonntag
  • Hani Abbas (Syrie-Palestine / Syria-Palestine)
  • Ant (Royaume-Uni / United Kingdom), Ara
  • Delambre (France), Le Canard enchainé
  • Danziger (États-Unis / USA), The Rutland Herald
  • Maarten Wolterink (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Joop.nl
  • Darío (Mexique / Mexico), El Imparcial
  • Falco (Cuba), Juventud Rebelde
  • Côté (Canada), Le Soleil