By SAMAH HADID
WARNING: This article deals with distressing content, and some readers may find the images upsetting.
Scores of children choking from chemical gas, suffering convulsions, mouths filled with foam as others gasp for air.
These are images I never thought I’d see in my lifetime.
‘Massacre kills almost 1300 Syrians attacked by toxic gas’.
These are words I never thought I’d read in my lifetime.
Distressing reports coming out of Syria suggest that the Assad regime has used toxic chemical weapons against opposition groups, including women and children, in Damascus. The alleged death toll from these attacks is anywhere between 200 to 1300.
The most horrific aspect of these allegations is that chemical weapons, specifically nerve gas, have been used against children – innocent bystanders of this ugly war.
These chemical weapons are banned under international law and the effects of such chemical nerve agents are toxic .