Victims of the recent chlorine gas attack on the Syrian city of Aleppo have expressed their gratitude to the United Nations who have agreed to carry out an enquiry into the attack.
One man, whose wife was blinded and his two children terribly burned by the illegal chemical weapon, told us. “I was feeling pretty depressed until I heard the heartening news that the UN are going to launch an investigation at some point. My family have been maimed and many of our friends killed by barrel bombs in recent weeks, but when you get a slice of good news like this it’s as if a huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders. Now all I want is to see the results of the enquiry and I know my wife and kids do too.”
A UN spokesman told us “We are determined to get to the bottom of this incident. Using chlorine gas against civilians is a war crime and we won’t rest until a full report has been compiled and read by senior UN officials before being filed away in our special war crimes section at our HQ in Geneva”