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10-year-old Syrian boy works 10-hour days, six days a week alongside father in weapons factory

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Issa, 10, carries a mortar shell in a weapons factory of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo, Sept. 7. Issa works with his father in the factory for 10 hours every day except on Fridays.

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Issa fixes a mortar launcher in a weapons factory.

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Issa fixes a mortar launcher.

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Issa poses for a picture while resting in the factory.

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Issa assembles a locally handmade mortar shell.

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Issa eats dinner with his family inside the weapons factory.

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Issa measures a mortar shell on a machine.

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Issa returns home with his father after a long work day in Aleppo.

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Issa feeds his pet bird at home in Aleppo.