This viral picture is claiming that, a Syrian girl sacrificed her own life and saved her little sister’s by giving her the only gas mask she had
There is no doubt that what is happening in Ghouta, Syria is beyond horrendous. In an attempt to crush the rebel-held enclave, the Syrian government forces have been bombing the town killing around a thousand civilians. There have been evidence of chemical weapons being used.
For the sake of fact-checking however, we scrutinize some of the most widely circulated images. This photo for example has spread like wildfire on social media and have even been picked up by news platforms.
But the fact is we do not know whether the older girl is dead or not. The viral image was published in foreign media about a month ago with the caption “A Syrian girl holds an oxygen mask over the face of an infant after a gas field attack on the insurgent-occupied town of Douma in the Ghouta region on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus on January 22, 2018.” However, there is no correct information about the big sister had survived or not.
So, there is a discrepancy between the picture and the related event.