Bowling Green Woman Concerned for Family in Syria

By: Kristin Martin
By: Kristin Martin

"It's just the luck of that day, who is going to be killed and who is not."

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Leaders across the globe continue the search for a solution as ISIS threats continue, affecting many countries like Syria.

A Bowling Green woman is hoping the terrorist organization is stopped quickly, as her family is living in the midst of the turmoil.

"The worst part of this is you feel helpless, and you don't see an end to this. I just don't see an end to it, because there's no plan or strategy to deal with ISIS," said Huda Melky.

Huda sits in her office at Western Kentucky University thousands of miles away from her home country of Syria.

She keeps daily contact with her family, which remains overseas.

"I am really concerned about my family because ISIS is not only in one area, they are going into Damascus and bombing several areas."

She said her family in Damascus isn't in the "worst" attacked areas.

"When I say the worst, that means, they go through the whole town and they kill everybody."

However, the terrorist organization attacks areas too close for comfort.

"It's just the luck of that day, who is going to be killed and who is not."

Her family spends the majority of time at home, and the children are unable to attend school.

"They are doing without electricity, without water, food is very expensive, medication is not available, but there's nothing they can do."

While ISIS is fighting the same president the United States also wants out of power, Huda said the main goal should be to stop ISIS.

"I see more danger out of ISIS than I see out of the government in Syria. If we see danger in the region and the rest of the world, I would say let's go after ISIS and let's see if the government in Syria will help us get rid of ISIS."

As more lives are taken and threats continue, Huda hopes leaders unite to find a solution, as she keeps her distant family close at heart. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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