Sattam Sheikhmous (right) stands with his son and brother in front of Ali Faro, the village where they live in northern Syria. The Syrian government confiscated land from Sheikhmous's family in the 1960s, and he says his family will take back the land by force if necessary when the government falls.
Sattam Sheikhmous (right) stands with his son and brother in front of Ali Faro, the village where they live in northern Syria. The Syrian government confiscated land from Sheikhmous's family in the 1960s, and he says his family will take back the land by force if necessary when the government falls. MCT
Sattam Sheikhmous (right) stands with his son and brother in front of Ali Faro, the village where they live in northern Syria. The Syrian government confiscated land from Sheikhmous's family in the 1960s, and he says his family will take back the land by force if necessary when the government falls. MCT

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