“I was expecting them to hug me back”: Heartbroken father mourns 9-month-old twins killed in Syrian chemical attack.
When Abdel Hameed al-Youssef regained consciousness after a chemical weapons attack on his hometown in northern Syria, the husband and father awoke to a nightmare.
His 9-month-old twins, his wife Tallulah and more than 20 other family members were dead.
“When I came to, I asked for them,” Youssef, a farmer, told ABC News on Saturday. “All dead.”
The morning of April 4 began like any other for residents of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria’s Idlib province. Youssef and his wife woke up to an airstrike that hit just 20 meters from their home, and the children were frightened.