Thursday, 22 August 2013
The story was difficult to avoid: dozens upon dozens of Syrian children lining the floor, side by side, as though asleep. They were all dead. No obvious bullet wounds or anything like that; they’d been gassed to death.
In one video, a little girl no older than six clawed at her face as she struggled desperately for air, her skin a terrifying shade of white. Every image, video and story has come with the caveat that it hasn’t been independently verified. I read somewhere else that the girl survived. I let myself believe that she did.