As Biden ends travel ban, a Syrian refugee family in Spokane hopes for the future

Sawsan Al Zouabi used to stand on her balcony and count the bombs falling on the horizon.

So she’s certain of this – there were seven or eight bombs falling every day around her village for six months before her family fled Syria.

Sawsan and Nabil Al Zouabi’s youngest daughter, Hala, was only 7 days old when one bomb fell close enough to shatter the windows of the family’s home.

But even then, Sawsan Al Zouabi said they believed “until the last minute” that the war would end.

Then, 10 days after their windows shattered, Free Army rebels attacked a point where about 20 regime soldiers had set up

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