4 min read.Updated: 12 Apr 2017, 01:57 AM ISTBobby Ghosh
There's hope that Basher Al-Assad will share the fate of Saddam Hussein and Chemical Ali, perpetrators of the Halabja gas attack, for Ghouta and Khan Shaykhun
“I learnt that day how death smells: it smells of green apples." Mam Mahmoud must have told the story thousands of times over the 15 years since the horror descended on his home town and killed nearly 5,000 people, but the elderly Kurd’s reedy voice still shook a little when he told me about surviving Saddam Hussein’s gas attack on Halabja. He inhaled deeply when describing the odour of the sarin gas, and wheezed and coughed in the manner of the victims, many of whom had been his friends and neighbours.
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