The first time she saw them they were holding hands in her womb.
The scan showed two little boys facing seemingly impossible odds – conjoined twins given virtually no hope of life.
Doctors told Angie Benhaffaf that even if one survived, the other could die soon after. In her bleakest, darkest moments, she struggled to overcome the thought that she would have to bury her babies.
Now, after a remarkable operation to separate them, her ‘little fighters’ as she calls them have become... well... inseparable.
Three years on, the bond between Hassan and Hussein is so strong they still hold hands when they sleep, just as they did when they were attached.
Even when they sit together, they usually adopt the same left and right positions that once enjoined them as one from chest to pelvis.
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