The Ghouta chemical weapons attack
in August was an event so appalling that world leaders began to look at the Syrian conflict with an urgency that hadn't existed before. To better understand what we're calling our Turning Point of 2013
, Day 6 spoke to four Syrians who say they survived the attack. Despite being in four different places, their memories bear some eerie similarities. We've compiled their stories for an oral history of that day.
Full disclosure: Two of the men you are about to hear asked us not to reveal their real identities, because they fear for their safety. They go by the pseudonyms Qusai and Dani. The other two men are using their real names.