Flare-up in fighting in northwest Syria pulls in Russian, Turkish forces


Simon there's intense fighting in northwest Syria as government troops backed by Russian air power continue their offensive against the last rebel strongholds aid groups warned of a humanitarian disaster with nearly a million civilians fleeing to the Turkish border we're joined now by a mother who arrived at the border town of Sarvodaya Syria with three young children and her husband four months ago she is remaining anonymous for her safety ma'am thank you very much for speaking with us thank you very much for having me and make me talk on behalf of or the civilians here all right now I understand you've been lucky enough to get an apartment rented apartment what's daily life like for you to have food water life here is unprecedented the situation here is dire those foods and waters but there's no electricity prices are crazy here because people here are only seeking safety now and most of them are living on humanitarian aid how are your children doing they'll will combining with others changing who are living in the camps I managed to make them attend a school here may be I thought it is safe to school on the border but even here on the border there's shelling they're shelling you can heritage shared by yeah we can hear it clearly yeah and where I live now it has been shelled twice during this month Hey your apartment building yeah are you able to talk to people back home no but I still have my parents who are still living at their home any any how the areas there are being bombed every single minute I'm not exaggerate that every single month there is maybe a shell attack or an error rates and what do you see of other people who have who have left your area they are up to a million since December have been fleeing near the Turkish border seeking safety on my floor there are five apartments and each apartment how does she need to five families living together can you imagine that no what are your plans for the future I hope that you will not ask me about the plans of the future we live day by day we try to stay safe and alive that's all our biggest goal and the team now ma'am what would you what would you like people in the United States to know about what's going on and and what would you say to Americans you save look it sounds terrible but what do you want me to do I just want the war to shield our prices just imagine how much agony we leave and she'll I wish if if you couldn't do anything to stop this suffering or to stop killing us we will come any any action that could nope that's a mother of two and it lit province

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