“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 told RT, adding that the doctors have also been targeted by extremists.
“Honestly, when I talk about that hospital [where he used to work] there’s some sadness coming inside, what a pity. [The hospital] was attacked by terrorists and they took it over and most of the machines which had been helping and applying health services in Aleppo were stolen,” he said.
“Since 2014, three missiles have hit our school, one of them killing seven children and leaving another 24 injured. The reason all this happened is that we stand with our homeland and government,” she told RT.
“Where did I get my money from? I got it all from my country. Do you think I can take the money and leave Syria?” she asked.
“In Aleppo, we wake up to the sound of terrorist bombings, terrorists try to make us afraid of going out but we continue living, and continue going to work,” he said.
He adds: “A friend of mine was killed by a shell right in front of his shop.”
“This is my home document, my passport and my green card, that would have let me go to the USA in 2012,” Fannoun says showing a pile of personal papers.“Thank you, USA, but I prefer to stay in Aleppo.”
SOURCES: RT News Submitted by SyrianPatriots War Press Info Network at: https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/i-stay-in-aleppo/