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2 years after the earthquake 2010 200 families of Mozayik were evicted from the original “site” and moved out to Cannan (government appointmented land) they were surprised with a brutal attack on an early Sunday mornin in December. Here is a bit of footagae that one of the residents recorded on his cell phone just minutes after the attack. You can find the footage by going to: youtube.com.
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