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Syrian refugee in Las Vegas hopeful U.S. can end bloodshed

Posted at 12:00 AM, Apr 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-08 03:01:00-04

A Syrian man living in the Las Vegas valley says he's hopeful the U.S. can end the bloodshed.

According to estimates as many as 500,000 civilians have been killed since the civil war began in Syria six years ago.
Mohammad Kher Al Kewan arrived in the United States last fall with his wife and children. With the help of a translator he told 13 Action News it's been difficult keeping up with news from back home.
"It's too bad to hear about that. It’s too bad, the situation in Syria already, and now it’s worse,” he said.
On Thursday, President Donald Trump launched a missile attack on a Syrian air force base after chemical weapons killed dozens of people including children and injured hundreds more.
Kher Al Kewan said he believes that the American government is able to stop the war and stop all the bloodshed.

He said he wishes the U.S. had become more involved earlier, but he wants a peaceful intervention.

Kher Al Kewan worries about family still there and caught in the middle of a brutal civil war, but here in the U.S., he is focused on securing a future for his children.