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Syrian Activist Looks Up: 'For The First Time Ever, There's A Glimmer of Hope'

Mouaz Moustafa has spent years advocating in Washington for the United States to get more involved in Syria. He sees President Trump's strike as long overdue.
Mouaz Moustafa has spent years advocating on Capitol Hill for the United States to get more involved in Syria. Source: Polly Irungu

President Trump's missile strike against Syria is the first time the U.S. took direct military action against the Assad regime since the civil war began there in 2011. But some Syrians have been asking for more U.S. involvement for some time.

Mouaz Moustafa is one of the most vocal — and now, he feels that he's finally been heard.

Moustafa is the director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force. He's an American who was born in Syria and came

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