Families in Syria's Afrin hope to reunite with children

Residents in Afrin recall oppression of terror group before Turkish military, Free Syrian Army set them free

Families in Syria's Afrin hope to reunite with children

World Bulletin / News Desk

Families in Afrin who were forced to send their children abroad to avoid them from getting recruited by the YPG/PKK terrorist group are now dreaming of reuniting with them following liberation of their town center.

The families recalled the oppression of the terrorist group before the Turkish military and Free Syrian Army set them free.

Ebu Faruk -- an Afrin local and a father of three -- said he and his wife stayed back in Afrin after sending their children to other countries.

"They pressured us into giving them our children. But fortunately they escaped. Two of my sons are in Turkey, the other is in Lebanon," Faruk said.

"They wanted to arm my kids. They escaped, [but] I have not seen my boys in Turkey in five years.

“My other boy is in Lebanon, have not seen him in 10 years. I want to reunite them, it is enough," he told Anadolu Agency.

Another Afrin resident Mohammad Rashid -- a father of five children – said: "The terrorist group came to me and asked for my sons. They were married.

“If they had joined the group, who would have raised their children?" he asked.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Mart 2018, 15:20