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Sunday 21 August 2016

Third anniversary of the Ghouta chemical massacre: Children attacked as they slept

Children attacked as they slept
By Dr Fadel Moghrabi, Peace and Justice for Syria

Three years on after Ghouta chemical attack which resulted in a tragic human life loss of 1,400 innocent civilians. A third of them were children, gassed to death during the early hours of the day while they are asleep. And the world has done very little about it

They disarmed the perpetrator Assad of some of his chemical weapons capability, but he was free to continue using all types of conventional weapons against innocent civilians.

In fact Assad has never stopped using his chemical weapons in spite of  the red line and the disarming carried out by the international community; he has used forbidden chlorine gas against civilians many times since the 2013 Ghouta attack, causing suffocation and death to many children and innocent civilians, most recently in Aleppo.

Syrian people felt completely abandoned by the Western communities who failed to stop one of the most brutal and tyrannical dictators. He has continued to murder his own people, supported by INHUMANE world powers like Russia, China and Iran.

We as Syrian expatriates living in the UK appeal for the international community to stop this kind of atrocity, and to hold the perpetrators accountable for their war crimes against humanity.

Dr Fadel Moghrabi is a cardiothoracic surgeon, a Syrian expatriate in the UK.

Photo: A mother and father weep over their child’s body who was killed in the chemical weapons attack on the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Rex Features/AP.