90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days star Avery Mills is eager to show everyone her vision of Syria, particularly Omar Albakkour‘s hometown, Latakia. The 19-year-old Ohio native, Avery Mills, wants to remove the stigma associated with the war-stricken country.
The U.S. State Department has issued a level 4 travel advisory for Syria, including Latakia. The State Department says that “No part of Syria is safe from violence.” The U.S. shut down it’s Embassy based in Damascus in 2012 due to safety concerns. It seems like Avery still has a lot of convincing to do, especially with her family and friends.
Understandably, those who are close to the reality star express their concern about her safety in case she ends up moving in with Omar. Will Avery listen to their fears? Or will she completely ignore the warnings?
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days – Avery Mills Admires Omar Albakkour’s City
Looks like Avery Mills is not letting anyone or anything stop her from being with Omar Albakkour and moving to Syria. The 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days star is eager to take that leap of faith as soon as they officially tie the knot.
In a series of Instagram posts, Avery Mills said her admiration for Omar’s hometown Latakia. The two-time homecoming queen has nothing but good words to say about the city, which could potentially be her home soon. The 90 Day Fiance celeb shared a photo of a scenic view of the port city. “Not all of Syria is just warzones,” Avery said. “Latakia is so beautiful and it’s actually safe”.
Avery Mills has been posting pictures of the beautiful Latakia coastline with it’s white beaches. What the 90 Day Fiance personality doesn’t make clear is that this is just a sliver of Latakia and it’s where wealthy tourist spend thousands of dollars a day while on vacation. Unless Avery Mills has won the lottery, it’s not the part of Latakia where Avery and Omar will be living.
Avery Hopes To Move There Soon
Ever since Omar Albakkaur’s marriage proposal, Avery Mills has been very vocal about her desire to move to Syria. Apparently, the 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days couple plans to marry in Lebanon. Shortly after that, they will apply for a spousal visa so they can both live in America. However, Avery has other plans set out that her family doesn’t know about.
It turns out, Avery is looking to move to Syria as soon as the wedding’s done — something she has kept a secret from her family.
While Latakia has experience only some conflict from the nearby civil war that has ravished the country, there is no guarantee that it won’t stay out of harms way. Latakia has been home for refugee camps that have come under attack in the port city.
Is it Safe for the Before The 90 Days film crew?
However, a bigger threat is terrorism, armed conflict, civil unrest and kidnapping, according to the State Department. Kidnappings in the area are prolific and Americans and Westerners are targeted. It’s unknown if the TLC 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days crew will film in Syria if Avery travels there.
According to one recent kidnap victim in Latakia, the fallout from the Syrian civil war has removed most law and order from Latakia. Armed gangs and criminal networks freely operate out in the open. Is Avery Mills turning a blind eye to these dangers and instead focusing on the generous luxury beach resort?
Despite the lack of approval from her parents, Avery is definitely excited about the idea of living in Latakia with Omar. In another post, she shared part of the city that not many people know about. “Just to clear this up. This is what Omar’s city looks like now,” Avery wrote. “It would be my pleasure to live in a beautiful city like this with beautiful people”.
90 Day Fiance: Avery’s Eagerness To Go To Syria Worries Family
As expected, Avery Mills’ family and friends are worried about her decision to marry Omar Albakkour. Aside from the fact that he’s from a war-torn country, they’ve also known each other for only a few months. Avery’s mother, Teri, had to accompany her to Lebanon just to see if everything’s okay for her daughter. “As a mother, I can’t let my daughter [Avery] go halfway around the world by herself to meet someone she’s talked to online,” Teri explained during the premiere episode.
Avery’s younger brother, Ethan also shared the same concern. He fears that things will “never go exactly to plan” and that Avery will end up getting hurt badly. Despite all the opposition, Avery is eager on pushing through with her plans with Omar Albakkour. “No one can sway my decision on my choices,” she said in an interview with Newsweek. “I really make my own path and I’ll tell them that”.
Follow Avery Mills and Omar Albakkour’s journey on 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days. It’s on every Sunday at 8 p.m. on TLC.
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