Her father killed by sniper attack, she crippled

Among Syrians receiving care ant treatment in Turkey 12 year-old Meysa's story breaks hearts.

Her father killed by sniper attack, she crippled

World Bulletin / News Desk

A bullet fired from a sniper rifle by a pro-Assad fighter in Syria killed her father right before her eyes and another one ripped through her spinal cord, leaving Meysa, a 12 year-old Syrian child, paralyzed below the waist.

She is now in Turkey, undergoing medical treatment and she says she will visit her father's grave, the first thing to do when she gets back to her home town, Idlib, where the father and the daughter were shot two months ago by sharp shooters of the Assad regime.

"That was the worst moment of my life," says Meysa's 40 year-old mother, Fatma. "I saw my husband and my daughter laying on the street covered in blood. I have six other children who are in Syria now and I fear for their lives."

Meysa is having physiotherapy in the Reyhanli town in Turkey's south but she will not be able walk again.
"I want to go back to Idlib when the fighting is over. The first thing I will do will be to visit my father's grave when I get back. That's my dream now," Meysa says.

According to UN estimates, more than 60,000 people have been killed in Syria since March 2011.

The Syrian opposition activist group SOHR has reported the number of children killed in the conflict had risen to 3,679, while at the same time 2,120 women were also killed.

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