The heart wrenching images of dying children struggling to breathe and scattered bodies of men and women has hit home the reality of the Syrian conflict.
A chemical attack that killed more than 72 civilians in rebel-held northwestern Syria has prompted widespread outrage and calls for international action.
The graphic images of pain and suffering has sparked outrage on social media.
His name is Abdelhamid Yousof. He lost nearly 20 relatives in Syria's Khan Sheikhoun attacks, including his wife and children. To be buried. pic.twitter.com/ziaIfEJX93— Osama (@OSilent4) April 4, 2017
The shocking images have led to a global outcry.
This photo from yesterdays attack on Khan Sheikhoun is undoubtedly one of the most heartbreaking pics I've seen in a while. Without a doubt. pic.twitter.com/CuQh5GKvBy— Sakir Khader (@sakirkhader) April 5, 2017
Many are wondering when the suffering of Syrian people will end.
Tear-jerking scenes from #Idlib . Still coming to terms with what's happened. Still shocked. How can they be so inhuman?— Sammy (@samya_mahmood) April 5, 2017
The misery of this man who lost his family members touched a nerve with many.
A heartbroken Syrian man mourns loss of his family killed in yesterday's heavy regime airstrikes on the rebel-held city of Dm. pic.twitter.com/WwZOXaOVIg— Sakir Khader (@sakirkhader) April 4, 2017
Witnesses have reported that hospitals were frantically trying to save children who were "dying and shivering -- from fear, from the lack of oxygen, from the effects of the chemicals. "
Warning: Graphic footage of child dying of suffocation after chemical weapons attack by Assad https://t.co/PtAncwoTlg— yad el-Baghdadi (@iyad_elbaghdadi) April 4, 2017
Rescue workers stripped off clothes from victims' bodies and poured water on them in a last-ditch effort to save their lives. The attack left victims gasping for air with foam coming out of their mouths.
The six-year war has devastated the infrastructure in the rebel-held areas with hospital buildings crumbling from bombardment.
And it's the children who have suffered the most.
The things we put children in war zones through make me so particularly sick. Drones, gas, landmines et al.— Rosianna Halse Rojas (@papertimelady) April 4, 2017
All of this has prompted people to question when action will be taken to end the brutality.
We have now entered a seventh year of condemning Syrian gov. atrocities and doing nothing to prevent more of them. https://t.co/3Vzke9Vw2l— Ben Taub (@bentaub91) April 4, 2017