Local businessman worries about family in Syria
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- While people all across the U.S. have their eyes and ears glued to the latest developments out of Syria, the news is particularly emotional for those who have family in that country.
Habib Chamie owns a local tailoring business off Decatur and Desert Inn.
He was born in Syria and says most of his family is still there, but he hasn't been able to make contact with any of them for three weeks. He feels helpless.
Habib says that even when he's working, he can only think about his 83-year-old mother and four siblings still in Syria. And when he comes home from work, he immediately goes upstairs to his computer to read whatever news reports he can to find out the latest developments in Syria.
"You put yourself in my place. I cannot do nothing. Sometimes, I just want to cry so bad, but it's difficult" says Habib Chamie. But then he breaks down. "It's very difficult, but the last few days I have only slept two hours, but I cannot do anything. I'm just like everyone else. Just watching."
Habib says that he does not think that the U.S. will go ahead with air strikes and he's hoping that doesn't happen. But when asked what he wants most, he says that he hopes God will keep his family safe.