Syrian commanders pay condolence visit to Akçakale

Published 08.10.2012 17:29
Updated 08.10.2012 17:31

Commanders from the Free Syrian Army paid a visit to the families of the five civilians that were killed by mortar fire from Syria last week.

Ismail El Hafiyen, one of the commanders of the Free Syrian Army which is currently battling against Assad's regime which is being held responsible for the shelling, told the two families, "Your blood is our blood" during a visit to pay condolences for the loss of their loved ones. Five civilians were killed in the shelling, including a mother, her four children and a neighbor.

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