Man releases lanterns to raise awareness to Syria’s civil war

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HOUSTON, TX – Houstonians had their eyes on the sky Sunday night during what could have looked like an alien invasion. Could it have been the hopes and dreams of Texans fans going quietly into the night?

No, it wasn’t that either. These bright lights came with a heavy message; not from outer space, but southwest Houston. Ayham Tibi, the owner of Cafe Mezza & Grille, released biodegradable lanterns into the sky to raise awareness to the lives lost during Syria’s civil war.

It raised awareness, alright. But not in the way they hoped.

“Investigators from all over the United States, I’ve gotten a lot of media attention, they’re more concerned about the UFOs. I’d like to say, there’s more important things than the UFO. Don’t worry about that right now,” said Tibi.

Instead, Tibi says we should be worried about the victims of Syria’s civil war, which has been estimated at 60,000 men, women and children.

This isn’t the last we’ll see of the lights. The owner says the plan on holding more lantern events just like this one.