Saudi twins’ lifelong bond ends in tragedy

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Saudi brothers Mshari and Mohanad al-Zahrani have done everything together as twins. They’ve been both serving their country fighting on the southern front but things took an ugly turn when Mshari got injured by a sniper and Mohanad got killed.

Mshari and Mohanad, who hail from al-Qura governorate, were together on the southern front until they were separated 25 days ago after Mshari got injured and had to be treated.

Their father told that his sons, who are 20 years old, went to school together, joined the military together and ended up being stationed at the same fighting front to serve side by side.

“They joined the armed forces three years ago and got separated 25 days ago when Mshari got severely injured in his right hand after a sniper shot him,” he said, adding: “We received news of Mohanad’s martyrdom few days ago.”

According to the father, Mshari is still in shock and incapable of dealing with his brother’s death and only sleeps after taking sedatives.

Mohanad contacted his parents the day before he was killed and told them he will visit them the next day; however, he got killed before he could see them.

The last time the father sat with all this children was 15 days ago. His older son is also in the military and there are two other children in addition to Mshari and Mohanad.

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