BEIRUT– The U.S.-led missile attack on Syria early Saturday morning have triggered a strong backlash among the refugees fleeing from the war-torn Arab country to Lebanon.
Mohammad Kanjo, a 55-year-old Syrian refugee in northern Lebanon, expressed his rejection to the joint airstrikes by the U.S., Britain and France on his homeland.
“What happened is nothing but an aggression not meant to support the oppressed Syrian people, but for the sake of the Western powers seeking benefits on the blood of innocents,” he said.
Kanjo, who has been running a small pastry shop in Lebanon’s northern port city of Tripol since he fled Syria four years ago, also lamented about the use of war to solve crisis.
“We believe that wars do not build better future for the generations, particularly when we see people paying money and sending weapons and many countries, especially the U.S., want the war to end,” he said.
Mohammad Shaabo, another Syrian refugee, expressed his dismay about the failed international efforts to restore stability to his country.
“We hear every day about international efforts to bring back stability and security, but we see nothing serious in this regard,” Shaabo said.
“The nations that claim these efforts are truly fighting for their interests, not the Syrian people,” he noted.
He criticized the U.S. for bringing war for the Syrian people.
“Wherever the U.S. comes, the war follows. That’s why it did not strive to reach a peaceful solution,” Shaabo said.
The northern Lebanon hosts about 300,000 Syrian refugees, but tens of thousands are living in randomly erected camps and suffering from a decline in aid. Enditem RSS