Austrian police officers control cars arriving to Austria at a checkpoint in the village of Nickelsdorf, Austria, August 31, 2015. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
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Three Syrian refugees, who were among 71 people found dead last month in the back of a truck in Austria, had dreamed of a better life in Germany with a smuggler having promised to get them there by car, a relative of two of the men said.The men, all Syrian Kurds from Qamishli near the Turkish border, were well-educated but had struggled to study or find well-paid, regular work in Syria or neighboring Iraqi Kurdistan, Doroush said, explaining what drove them to Europe.His younger brother, Raman, had completed his high school certificate and had suffered similar setbacks. He dreamed of continuing his studies in Europe, Doroush said.
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