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Drowned Syrian children buried in Kobani

Friday, September 04, 2015 - 01:11

(WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT) Two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother as they were trying to reach Greece are laid to rest in the Syrian town of Kobani. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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A tiny coffin containing the body of a child, comes home for burial. Two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother while trying to reach Greece were laid to rest in their home town of Kobani. Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi was one of them... captured in images that have provoked outrage and sadness throughout the world. The pictures have come to symbolize the perceived inability of developed nations to help desperate refugees streaming into Europe from war-torn places... like Kobani. The childrens' father Abdullah Kurdi says he wants ARAB governments to take responsibility. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) ABDULLAH KURDI, FATHER OF TODDLERS, SAYING: "I want from Arab governments - not European countries - to see what happened to my children, and because of them to help people, I don't want anything else." Abdullah's family had wanted to emigrate to Canada after fleeing Syria. But now, Abdullah has returned... to bury his wife and children and contemplate life without them.

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Drowned Syrian children buried in Kobani

Friday, September 04, 2015 - 01:11