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Flemish grandmother of six children in Syrian camp does call on BBC: ‘My son, I could not save, them hopefully’

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The British public broadcaster BBC has made a documentary about Fatiha Lakjaa, the 47-year-old Antwerp grandmother of six grandchildren are stuck in a camp in Syria. She repeats her call to the children to return to Belgium.

Both the son and the daughter of the Fatiha departed in 2013 for Syria to join terror group Islamic State (ISIS). Her son and the husband of her daughter died, but her daughter, Bouchra Abouallal, and the wife of her son, Tatiana Wielandt, sit with their six children, all two years in Ain Issa-camp. The children are between 1 and 7 years old, and Fatiha wants nothing more than them get back to Antwerp.

Indicate to the police

In the BBC report is Fatiha very emotional when she talks about the distressing situation. “We can’t more life or normal breathing,” she says. “This just can’t anymore.” The woman says he doesn’t understand how the departure of her daughter and son had not seen it coming. “If I had known, I was them going to report to the police. I can be the clock, unfortunately, no rollback.’

“My son, I could not save,” says Fatiha. “But I hope that my grandchildren can be save. Before it is too late.’

The report, which a month ago was recorded, also shows a video call between Fatiha and her daughter, who with her sick daughter Maryam to the hospital had been to Doctors Without Borders. Since then, she has the hospital allowed to leave.

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