Our hearts are totally breaking and we just can’t imagine how parents are coping with such devastation.
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A heartbroken father has shared photos of him holding his deceased twins in his arms after they were killed in a suspected chemical gas attack in Syria.
Abdul-Hamid Alyousef, 29, is pictured cradling the bodies of his toddlers, Ahmed and Aiya, who are wrapped in white blankets.
It has been reported that the twins died after being bombed by warplanes believed to be carrying weapons containing sarin in Khan Sheikhoun, in the rebel-held central province of Idlib, Syria.
Alyousef wanted to share the pictures of his children to show the horror of toxic gas attacks.
He also lost his wife, two brothers, nephews and many other family members in the attack that claimed scores of his relatives.
“I couldn’t save anyone, they’re all dead now.”
“I was right beside them and I carried them outside the house with their mother,” he continued. “They were conscious at first, but 10 minutes later we could smell the odor.” reports Business Insider.
Haunting images of lifeless children piled in heaps reflected the magnitude of the attack, which was reminiscent of a 2013 chemical assault that left hundreds dead and was the worst in the country’s six-year conflict.
Syrian doctors said a combination of toxic gases is suspected to have been released during the airstrikes, causing the high death toll and severe symptoms.
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