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A Syrian mother and child face an uncertain future at a makeshift refugee camp outside Adana, Turkey.

Pressing On

A Syrian mother and child face an uncertain future at a makeshift refugee camp outside Adana, Turkey. With parts of Aleppo in the hands of Islamic extremist terrorist groups who force men to join their ranks, many Syrian refugees are women and children who have left behind husbands, fathers and brothers. The Syrian government has also pressured men to fight. "The government requested my husband and my son to volunteer with the state to fight against ISIS [Islamic State] and the Nusra Front," said one refugee woman. The director of an indigenous ministry in Turkey said the mother and her daughters now have no income, and her husband and son have no income to send her. "So she keeps praying for her husband and son to not die," he said. "Her daughter kept asking about their brother and father, asking when are they coming to take them back to their house." Indigenous aid workers have also heard stories of ISIS terrorists executing men who refused to fight with them and selling off their wives and daughters. The director said the team is trying to provide for all needs. "We delivered the heaters, and the rest of the boxes we gave to all of the people who are really suffering and didn't have anything at their tent at all," he said. "Please pray that we can assist more suffering refugees, especially the newcomers and those who have no father to look after them. Please pray that we can bring more people to the Lord."

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