Video footage has been released of husband and father Abdul Hamid al-Yousef crying over the death of his family in Syria.
Yousef had a wife and two children who were killed in a Sarin chemical gas attack and bombing raid in their rural village. In the footage, people are seen attempting to aid the grief-stricken man, who continually cries in the video:
“‘My children… My children… They were beautiful… Say goodbye, babies. Say goodbye.”
More than 80 people were killed in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, including at least 30 children. Yousef described to reporters how the attack unfolded:
“I didn’t think to go back to see my children. I helped the people around me, then got in the car and went to my parents’ home. The whole family was sleeping. I woke up to the sound of the first strike. It was next to my house. I got my children and my wife, but we didn’t know there was Sarin or any kind of gas at the time.
Five minutes later, there was a second strike. I looked and saw that it hit my parents’ house. Another five minutes later and, this time, it hit our relatives’, my uncle’s, house. I didn’t know what I was supposed to do. I gave my children to my wife and told them to go hide.”
In total, Abdul lost nineteen family members.
Harrowing images and the interview with Yousef can be seen below:
H/T: Daily Mail
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