Texas is home to many Syrian refugees, who are watching in horror as their former country crumbles, along with their hopes and dreams of going home, Newsradio 1200 WOAI reports.
"Reality is something different, because conditions after a war are brutal, and government institutes are not developed enough to start their lives over after a war," Anne Marie Weiss-Armush, President of DFW International says.
Not only does the group help dozens of Syrian refugees who have relocated mainly in the Dallas area, but she is also married to a Syrian man, and has relatives in Syria who see the civil war, first hand. This weekend, they were awoken at 4 in the morning by the coalition airstrike. They prayed until dawn. "It's still unsafe," her sister-n-law said.
"The danger of everyday life has caused five million Syrians to flee the country.
"Another six million have fled the villages that are under attack, under President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
Weiss-Armush says the Syrian refugees she works with in Texas see the weekend coalition airstrikes as nothing more than political theater.
"Their comment was, we've already had a half million civilian deaths and this will change nothing. This will only bring more suffering."