A year-long United Nations-led inquiry has found the Syrian government used chlorine gas in attacks against its own people in Idlib province in 2014 and 2015.
After the report was released, Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., called on the Security Council to take “strong and swift action” against the perpetrators, and accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s violation of a September 2013 resolution against “any use of chemical weapons by anyone in the Syrian Arab Republic”.
As news of chemical weapons comes under spotlight again, a video from 2013 has also resurfaced on the internet, which shows a Syrian father reuniting with his young son, after they were separated following the alleged chemical attacks on Aug.21 that year in Damascus.
A man, reportedly from Zamalka, a town in southern Syria, reunited with his son who was presumed dead during the deadly chemical attacks that claimed the lives of hundreds of Syrians, including several children.
The man got so emotional at the sight of his child that he needed a moment away from him in order to compose himself.
Later, the father and the boy can be seen kissing and hugging each other with tears in their eyes.
Some 1,300 Syrians were reportedly killed in the attack in Damascus.