DW- Iran recruits Afghan teenagers to fight war in Syria

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Iran’s revolutionary Guard Corps is recruiting those as young as fourteen to fight along with Assad’s forces int he Syrian war. They are approached and offered a large salary and chances to engage with political figure heads, so they take the job. However, according to international law, recruiting children under the age of fifteen years old, is deemed a war crime. A young man who escaped this hostile environment, reflects on his experiences alongside other children recruited to fight in these wars and discusses the psychological toll from exposure to this violence at such young age.

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