Chemical Warfare in Syria Creates Extreme Need

April 6, 2017 by Janelle P in Middle East

Our news feeds have been filled with complete sorrow and terror this week—images of chemical warfare being used in Syria.

On Tuesday, at least 70 people were killed in a suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, located in northwestern Syria, the BBC reported.

Eyewitnesses say the attack hit early Tuesday morning, while many were still asleep. Those who inhaled the chemical gas have suffered serious medical issues, and some died instantly. People were found, many of them children, in the streets, choking and gasping for breath.

The victims who survived have experienced foaming of the mouth, blue facial skin and lips, severe shortness of breath and asphyxiation. It is believed that 400 have suffered respiratory problems.

Last month, we reported that Syria has been in civil war for six years. Almost 5 million Syrians have fled the country and over 6 million are displaced internally.

The situation in Syria is dire.

For believers and non-believers alike, they are living in a hell-on-earth. This part of the world is not geographically close to us, but they are near in our hearts.

Those living in this region need our prayers. Please join us to pray:

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