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CAIR-Dallas/Fort Worth Community Leaders to Respond to War Crimes in Aleppo, Syria

CAIR logo(DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TEXAS, 12/15/16) – On Friday, December 16, the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW), along with North Texas Muslim and Interfaith leaders and Syrian relief organizations will hold a press conference outside Senator John Cornyn's (R-TX) office to respond to the humanitarian crisis and war crimes in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

WHAT: Press Conference to React to the Humanitarian Crisis and War Crimes in Aleppo, Syria

WHEN: Friday, December 16, 11 A.M.

WHERE: Senator John Cornyn's office, 5001 Spring Valley Road, Suite 1125 E, Dallas, TX 75244

CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Administrative Coordinator-Elizabeth Choudhary, 469-554-0786, echoudhary@cair.com

Press conference attendees will call on elected officials, and specifically Senator Cornyn, to press for the United States to help ensure the safe passage of all remaining Aleppo residents out of danger from attacks by regime, Russian or Iranian-backed militia forces.

Additionally, attendees will denounce the continued murders and blatant war crimes of innocent civilians at the hand of Russian, Iranian and Syrian forces.

In a statement, CAIR-DFW Executive Director Alia Salem said:

“North Texans and Americans across the country from all walks of life have been expressing their sentiments of horror in response to the news of the people suffering in Aleppo. There is an intense desire among our North Texas residents to respond to this humanitarian crisis in a meaningful way. We therefore expect our elected officials to hear our call for American compassion and assistance during this time of great need.”

Over the past few decades the North Texas area has become home to many Syrian Americans, who contribute greatly to the community and the area economy and many of whom still have family members in Syria and in refugee camps around the world.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.  Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Administrative Coordinator-Elizabeth Choudhary, 469-554-0786, echoudhary@cair.com

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