Syrians Living In Colorado React To Country's Suffering

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Two men who left Syria and now live in Colorado are shedding light on what conditions are like in their home country.

The men, who spoke with sister station KCNC, say they are not surprised by the alleged chemical attack.

"Life is not good at all," Mohammed Alissa said of the place he called home until three years ago. "We don't actually have any dream in Syria for the future."

Alissa left his family in Syria and now lives in Denver. Shortly after arriving here, his 17-year-old cousin was killed at home.

"The people, they need, they want freedom. That's all," Alissa said.

As Alissa watches the horrors in his homeland, he hopes help will be forthcoming from the U.S. and the rest of the world.

"I'd love that. I'd love to see them attack...somebody has to do something," Alissa said.

But Alissa told KCNC he doesn't understand what took the rest of the world so long to see the atrocities Syrians have been suffering.

“Why (are) we talking just about the chemicals? Before two years and until now he killed at least 200,000 people,” Alissa said.

“Most of Syrian people, they want (the) United States to attack Syria, to attack this regime,” Manar Alzaeem, also from Denver, said.

He too wished something could have been done years ago to save all the lives lost under the brutal Assad regime.

"They say we're waiting until we die...we're waiting to die."

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