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They should be in school, but like thousands of other children in the war-torn Syrian province of Idlib , brothers Jawad and Yazan are forced to work every day to support their family. This is no regular job, however. The two boys, aged eight and 15, are gravediggers in one of the deadliest places on earth. “I help my father when someone comes needing to bury someone, so we dig the grave with him then we fill it with earth, clean it and everything. We water the trees and flowers and everything that dad asks us to do,” says Jawad, the youngest of the two. WE’LL TELL YOU WHAT’S TRUE. YOU CAN FORM YOUR OWN VIEW. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now Full story

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