Because of the ongoing shelling and clashes in the Lattakia countryside, the local residents find themselves compelled to seek refuge in Turkey, using difficult roads; despite harsh cold winters and high temperatures in summer, as well as a host of risks in the woods and forests.
This long and arduous journey has several stages, the most difficult of which seems to be the crossing of the border to get into Turkish territory. This is where the role of smugglers in those areas comes; as well as many young people who flock to the exhausted Syrians from the Turkish side, offering their assistance in carrying luggage—for a fee, of course.
Rozana met with Abu Badr and his family, currently at the borderline awaiting the opening of a smuggling corridor to Turkey; in the absence of an official land crossing point, other than the Kasab crossing—now closed for more than two years.
What did Abu Badr do?... Listen to the story: http://rozana.fm/ar/node/11619.