Updated 16 October 2015

Syrian families pay to retrieve fallen relatives


With the conflict in Syria nearing two full years, many families in Syria search for their loved ones killed in fighting the security forces of the Damascus government. Some families who have lost children among the opposition forces battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, Syrian president, say they are not able to retrieve the bodies of their loved ones because they have been confiscated by security forces. In Raqqa province, 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 province.