Syrian immigrants in CT worry about family after US strikes

The U.S. missile strikes on an air base in Syrian have stirred much emotion among Syrian immigrants living in western Connecticut.



The strikes were launched late Thursday in retaliation for a purported chemical weapons attack in Syria that killed dozens of people.



At Mike's Deli Market in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, Syrian immigrants say that when they heard about the strikes, they immediately thought of family members back home.



Deli owner Muhammad Abu Dahoon, who goes by "Mike," says his entire family is in Syria, including his children who are in their 20s. He has been staying in the U.S. under temporary protective status and says his son was shot amid unrest in Syria five years ago.



Immigration Alex Meyerovic says Dahoon is just one of many struggling with worries about family in Syria.



Dahoon adds that he hopes international involvement in Syria's civil war will ultimately help.


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