“Being shot on way out was better than staying”: East Aleppo family shares story of escape

“The prices for everything were so high! When the aid would come, they [the rebels] would take it and keep it for themselves. They stole it from us. None of my kids have eaten for three days, they are suffering, and the journey here was so difficult!” Majdolene said.Many people had to walk for three hours to reach the makeshift camp.“When I heard the road was open, they told us not to go, ‘they will shoot you and your kids,’ but I said, let them shoot us, I don’t care, it’s better than staying [in east Aleppo],” Majdolene emotionally told RT.“My friends said, ‘let’s find a car.’ I said, ‘if I don’t find a car, I will go crawling on my hands and knees,’” she added.It was not the first time Majdolene had attempted to flee with her five children. The last time, the militants caught her and took her ID. The woman’s family has been separated by the fighting, with her husband joining the Free Syrian Army and her brother serving in the Syrian military. She says her husband tried to force her to bring her brother to him but she refused despite beatings.Majdolene’s isn’t the only family split by war. Teenage Ahmad’s parents are just 50 kilometers away, but he can’t go see them, as Al Bab is under Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) control now.“We will stay here until God helps us,” the boy told RT.

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