Footage has emerged of a grieving father burying his nine-month-old twins after they were killed by a suspected chemical attack in Syria.
Syrian Abdel Hameed al Youssef’s children were among at least 72 people believed to have been killed in the attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib on Tuesday.
Witnesses said victims choked, fainted and foamed at the mouth after the weapons were dropped.
Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said it treated patients with dilated pupils, muscle spasms and involuntary defecation “consistent with exposure to neuro-toxic agents such as Sarin”.
Mr al Youssef was supported by two other men as he walked through a cemetery weeping and pointing to the gravestones of family and friends killed in the attack.
The 29-year-old said: “I saw my wife and kids in front of me, martyred. They were twins.”
“We buried them. I took Ahmed and Aya and buried them with my brothers. I buried my kids with my own hands. My wife and my brothers.”
I couldn’t save anyone, they’re all dead now,’ says the Syrian man whose baby twins, wife and other close relatives died in this chemical attack.