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Syrian refugees tell of barrel bombing horror

Publication: Al-Monitor

KILIS, Turkey — With her pale face and dark circles under her eyes, Amal looks like she hasn’t slept in days. And she hasn’t, she tells Al-Monitor, because of the constant explosions in her neighborhood.

Two days before, Amal and her children fled to Turkey with only a few suitcases, leaving everything else behind. In a park near the Turkish-Syrian border, the woman describes why she had to leave her house in Aleppo, the home where Continue reading Syrian refugees tell of barrel bombing horror

Syrian children suffer, adapt to war

Publication: Al-Monitor

REYHANLI, Turkey- Children at a Syrian field hospital near the Turkish border accept the war as the new normal.

Three weeks ago, 15-year-old Mohammed was a normal, healthy boy. Although he lived in a war-torn country, he played with his friends and bought groceries for his mother whenever she asked. One day, he went to the bakery to get some bread for dinner later that night. Suddenly, he heard a big blast, fell to the ground Continue reading Syrian children suffer, adapt to war