A high-ranking U.S. military commander said he will need more forces to fight ISIS.
CLEVELAND - "I can't anymore watch the bodies, watch kids killed," said Lubna Allaf.
Allaf, from Syria, lives in Westlake now. She moved to America when she was 24 years old. As President of the Ohio Chapter of the Syrian-American Alliance, she's fighting for Syria to be free and its people safe.
But she's hoping President Obama will give the Syrian regime time to leave the country to prevent an air strike and the killing of more innocent people.
"I really don't want the strike but if it has to happen to stop the killings, it has to happen," said Allaf.
"I can't wait to see the people in my country back to normal, people are not scared anymore, especially the kids," said Allaf. "There are kids who haven't gone to school in two years. They live in fear, they are hungry, they are scared."
The Syrian government says that the death toll from a triple explosion in a suburb of the capital of Damascus has risen to 45.
Relatives of a drowned Syrian boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach have landed in Canada.
An airstrike killed the head of a powerful Saudi-backed insurgent groups fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad
During Pope Francis' traditional Christmas Eve homily, he called for followers to live a modest life.