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Syrians pay to retrieve fallen relatives

Government forces taking undisclosed sums for releasing bodies of dead fighters in Raqqa province.
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2013 15:43

As the conflict in Syria nears two full years, many families in the country are spending their time searching for their loved ones killed in fighting the security forces of Bashar al-Assad's government.

Some families who have lost children among the opposition forces say they are not able to retrieve the bodies of their loved ones because they have been seized by security forces.

In Raqqa, some families say they have had to pay government forces undisclosed amounts of money to collect the bodies of their children.

Al Jazeera's Casey Kaufman reports from the northern Syrian province.

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