Syrian National Recounts Ordeals in Besieged Foua (+Video)

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DAMASCUS (Tasnim) – A Syrian girl who was recently evacuated from Foua in northwestern Idlib Province as part of a deal between Damascus and Takfiri groups recounted her ordeals when she was under a two-year siege laid by terrorists.

“I had lots of wishes. I was not supposed to be evacuated from Foua without my friends and loved ones. We had been promised a full liberation of Foua," she said in an interview with Tasnim. 

Recently, a convoy of 18 buses transported nearly 1,000 evacuees, including the wounded and sick, from Foua and Kefraya to the recently liberated Syrian city of Aleppo.

She added, “After two years of suffering, my people still stand united. We shared our hunger and thirst with each other and bore the brunt of a cruelty which no one around the world has yet experienced.”

According to Syrian media, evacuation of the wounded and civilians trapped in the two Shiite-populated towns was a condition for letting militants out of eastern Aleppo. Not all the residents have been evacuated yet.

Foua and Kefraya are the only government-held enclave in Idlib's militant-held area. The towns of some 20,000 people have been under siege since 2013. The humanitarian situation remains dire, with a lack of food and basic necessities.

Watch the interview below: 

 

 

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