Local resident concerned about family, others in Syria after U.S. withdrawals troops


COLLEEN: TENSION IS BUILDING IN THE MIDDLE EAST TONIGHT… JUST DAYS AFTER THE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED HE WOULD BE PULLING U-S TROOPS FROM THE REGION. GOOD EVENING EVERYBODY… I’M COLLEEN MARSHALL. MARK: AND I’M MARK TAYLOR. TODAY.. TURKEY LAUNCHED A MILITARY OFFENSIVE INTO NORTHERN SYRIA TODAY… AND TONIGHT FAMILIES ON THE BORDER ARE RUNNING TO SAFETY. MARK: AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN THE ATTACK… AND MORE OF THE U-S-BACKED KURDISH SYRIAN DEMOCRATIC FORCES WERE INJURED. THE GROUP IS A KEY ALLY IN THE WAR AGAINST ISIS. THE DECISION TO PULL TROOPS HAS BEEN OPPOSED BY MANY IN WASHINGTON… FROM ALL SIDES OF THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM. COLLEEN: THE DECISION IS ALSO DRAWING CRITICISM HERE AT HOME. NBC4’S TED HART IS LIVE TONIGHT WITH HOW THE LOCAL SYRIAN COMMUNITY IS RESPONDING TO THE ATTACKS. TED? SEVERAL HUNDRED SYRIAN FAMILIES HAVE SETTLED IN THE COLUMBUS AREA OVER THE YEARS – MOST FLED THE VIOLENT AND OPPRESSIVE SYRIAN REGIMES. BUT MANY STILL HAVE LOVED ONES LIVING IN SYRIA AND THE REGION.. SUMAYA HAMADMAD HAS AUNTS, UNCLES AND COUSINS WHO STILL LIVE IN SYRIA – SO SHE’S KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON WHAT’S HAPPENING. SHE SAYS SYRIANS HAVE BEEN DISAPPOINTED SO MANY TIMES IN THE PAST – AND THIS DECISION TO SUDDENLY WITHDRAW U.S. TROOPS IS JUST THE TO SUDDENLY WITHDRAW U.S. TROOPS IS JUST THE LATEST… SUMAYA HAMADMAD, SYRIAN-AMERICAN: “I KNOW THAT FOR THE CIVILIANS IN THE REGION, ITS BAD AND EVEN FOR THE AMERICAN INTEREST FOR THE LONG SCHEME OF THINGS – ITS NOT A GOOD IDEA” SUMAYA’S WAS THREE YEARS OLD WHEN HER FAMILY FLED SYRIA TO ESCAPE THE VIOLENT AND OPPRESSIVE REGIME THERE. SHE SAYS HER RELATIVES STILL IN SYRIA LIVE FAR ENOUGH AWAY FROM THE TURKISH MILITARY OFFENSIVE – BUT SHE BELIEVES THEY ARE STILL AT RISK FROM THE CHAOS THAT MAY RESULT…. “THOSE IN HAMA AND DAMASCUS – I’M MORE WORRIED ABOUT THEM FROM THE SYRIAN REGIME – THE GREATEST EVIL IN THAT REGION THAN FROM WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE NORTHEAST” HAMADMAD BELIEVES THE U.S. TROOP PRESENCE PROVIDED STABILITY AND SHE WORRIES THAT THE TURKISH OFFENSIVE WILL TRIGGER MORE CHAOS IN THE REGION. SHE DISAGREES WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ASSERTION THAT WE SHOULD JUST LET SYRIA AND TURKEY TAKE CARE OF THINGS… “SOME PEOPLE ARGUE WHY WOULD WE NEED TO GET INVOLVED. WE LIVE IN A GLOBAL VILLAGE. IF WE ARE NOT INVOLVED, YOU ARE GOING TO PAY THE PRICE LATER..” AND HAMADMAD BELIEVES A SINGLE WTEET FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP LAST YEAR – STOPPED THE SYRIAN REGIME FROM AN ATTACK ON REBEL FORCES IN IDLIB PROVINCE – SAVING, SHE BELIEVES – THOUSANDS OF LIVES. BUT IN THIS CASE – SHE BELIEVES THE PRESIDENTS DECISION TO WITHDRAW U.S. TROOPS – WILL LIKELY COST MANY LIVES. LOCAL FOR YOU, TED HART NBC 4. COLLEEN: FORMER 10-T-V CHIEF METEOROLOGIST MIKE DAVIS IS FACING NEW CHARGES

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4 Responses

  1. Bernie Alderman says:

    Then go home and fight for your country

  2. SONER ÖZDEMİR says:

    We have 5 milion Syria people in Turkey. How will go back they? We have 2 clean that places from Terörist Groups!

  3. Mr Cecil says:

    Bring home or soldiers! Thank you TRUMP

  4. ardy texn says:

    TRUMP 2020 USA FOREVER

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