Syrian Immigrant Worried for Friends and Family Back Home

The situation in Syria is so severe that the U.S. government shutdown its embassy in Damascus on Monday.

As the violence in Syria intensifies, there's no proposal on the table by either the U.S. or the United Nations to assist the Syrian people, who are under siege.

One Syrian immigrant from Greenville, Rhode Island is staying up to date on the conflict using social media sites.

Doctor Hasan Alsawaf has been glued to his Facebook page for days, desperately waiting for any updates, from his home country of Syria.

And what he's hearing makes him very concerned.

“Blood's everywhere in the street.” said a friend on Alsawaf's Facebook page. “Nobody's safe from the shelling. They're shelling people while their sleeping at home.”

This is just one of the dozens of disturbing messages Doctor Alsawaf has been receiving from his friends and family in Syria, since Syria's military began assaulting their own people, on February 3rd.

“I have family and I'm very deeply concerned about their safety, things are getting out of control.” said Alsawaf, who's been living in the United States since 1990.

Alsawaf says he is outraged by the atrocities that are taking place in his home country, with at least 150-people being killed in this latest round of violence alone.

All of it, ordered by Syria's President, Bashar Al-Assad.

“We're talking about a dictator who doesn't care about anything except himself and staying in power.” said Alsawaf.

And unless Syria's people get help from the international community and the United States soon, Alsawaf fears that things will go from bad, to worse, very quickly.

“The more killing that's happening, the more sad the story is going to be, so the faster the end is, the better it is for the whole world.”