Idlib massacre: LISTEN: Syrian woman reveals heartbreaking details of attack that killed 22 members of her family

Idlib massacre: LISTEN: Syrian woman reveals heartbreaking details of attack that killed 22 members of her family

Bel Trew spoke to a woman who lost 22 members of her family in the attack on Khan Sheikhun

Friday, April 7, 2017

Middle East journalist Bell Trew has told talkRADIO about her remarkable interview on Idlib, which places the full scale of the carnage into dramatic context.

Trew interviewed a woman who lost 22 members of her family in this week's bombardment, with the woman describing how she was woken early in the morning by the bombardment and had to flee.

She tearfully told Trew how she attempted to flee as the air became heavy, and then, when she turned back, she saw her relatives lying in the rubble. 

She concludes by calling on the Western powers to save her and her fellow Syrians. "Enough is enough, just do it."

Trew said the interviewee is currently situated just outside Khan Sheikhun and the conversation was conducted via WhatsApp because, like many people in Syria, the interviewee fears for her safety if they use normal phone communication.

The journalist also told Paul Ross that many of those who died in Khan Sheikhun weren't actually from the town, but had relocated there from more frequent conflict zones thinking it would be a safe haven.

Turning to the US air strikes on Syria, Trew said this will be welcomed by many Syrian people, relieved that the US is finally taking action. 

Click above to hear Trew's shocking interview with the Khan Sheikhun survivor (provided by the Times) and then Paul's interview with Trew.

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