A family displaced first by ISIS, then by Turkey
Zilfa Salih, who was forced to move to Serekaniye when ISIS attacked Kobane in 2015, has now moved from Serekaniye to the Washokani Camp near Heseke due to the Turkish invasion.
At least 300,000 people were forcibly displaced by the Turkish state’s occupation attacks against North and East Syria that began on October 9.
Lacking safety of life in the Turkish occupied areas, local people have moved to surrounding areas under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The displaced civilians have faced quite many challenges on the migration routes and continue their lives amid difficulties in the areas where they have found shelter.
“WE ARE NOT DISPLACED FOR THE FIRST TIME”
This is not the first time Zilfa Salih's family, who had been living in Serekaniye until the Turkish occupation, has been displaced from home. They had moved to Serekaniye when ISIS attacked Kobane in 2015. Now they have moved from Serekaniye to the Washokani Camp near Heseke due to the Turkish invasion.
Salih’s husband has a sharapnel piece in his waist which he suffered during the attacks.
The family is waiting for the day they will return home, like thousands of other people who have been driven into flight.