South Korean mother, 92, reunited with 71-year-old North Korean son for first time since Korean War began

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A group of mostly elderly South Koreans crossed into North Korea to reunite with family members Monday. (KGO-TV)

A 92-year-old mother and her 71-year-old son got a chance to see each for the first time since the Korean War began.

He was just four when they got separated in the panic of trying to flee south.

But, the reunion is bittersweet.

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North Korea is only allowing the mother to see her son for just 11 hours over a three day period and under intense supervision.

These reunions only happen when North and South Korea are on good terms.

This is the first in three years.

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