In August 2013, Damascus' Ghouta was shelled with chemical weapons. 1,700 citizens were killed. Most of those killed were women and children. Footage of the attack made everyone cry. Although the Syrian war is cruel and ugly, we've never - before the Ghouta incident - seen this many dead children.
Repercussions of halted military intervention
Syrian regime’s lasting power
The chemical attack thus practically served the regime as it prolonged its rule and gave the Syrian people the impression that the regime has lasting power.Abdulrahman al-Rashed
The regime may have not lasted this long if it had not used the deadly chemical.SHOW MORE