“Thanks for green card, USA, but I stay in Aleppo”: Syrians who won’t flee war-torn city explain why [Report and Video] — the real Syrian Free Press
A doctor whose hospital was taken over by rebels, a woman taking care of orphaned children and a jeweler running a small shop have told why, as Aleppo residents, they have decided to stay, despite huge risks. Ibrahim Hadidi, a UK-trained local doctor with his skills allowing him to easily leave the war-ravaged country, is still treating patients in Aleppo. “Being here is my duty, I feel I’m among my family,” he told RT’s Lizzie Phelan, currently reporting from Syria’s former biggest city. “My students, my patients, my relatives, my people, all of them are my family. Syria is my home and I will not leave whatever happens. And I have a great hope that this country will come back to be rebuilt, to be far better than the previous situation of these troubles.” “[The terrorists] don’t want people to stay in their country and to build health authorities and health centers to give these very important and vital health centers to people,” he said, adding that the doctors have also been targeted by terrorists.