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Aleppo’s Children Endure Life in Syrian War Zone

In Aleppo, where one in three children were born after the Syrian conflict began in 2011, conflict is the only life the Syrian youth know.

A boy sits outside a bakery in the rebel held al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, on July 14, 2016. ABDALRHMAN ISMAIL / Reuters
Syrian children play on a swing in front of a damaged building on July 6, 2016, during celebrations for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. THAER MOHAMMED / AFP - Getty Images
Children sit amidst the rubble of destroyed buildings on July 6, 2016 in the rebel-held district of Tariq al-Bab. KARAM AL-MASRI / AFP - Getty Images
A child helps another fix his shoelaces on August 19, 2016. Basem Ayoubi / ImagesLive via ZUMA Wire
A Syrian man holds the body of his child after it was taken from under the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Marjah on July 24, 2016. AMEER ALHALBI / AFP - Getty Images
Babies inside a nursery at a children's hospital that was partially damaged by recent airstrikes on July 24, 2016. ABDALRHMAN ISMAIL / Reuters
Syrian children play on a street with plastic toy guns on July 6, 2016. AMEER ALHALBI / AFP - Getty Images
A boy holds his sister who was saved from under rubble on Feb.14, 2014. Reuters
Children look on as their mother cooks on Aug.19, 2016. Basem Ayoubi / ImagesLive via ZUMA Wire
Women carry newborn babies after they were evacuated by Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters from the ISIS controlled neighborhood of Manbij, on Aug.12, 2016. RODI SAID / Reuters
Syrian civil defence volunteers, known as the White Helmets, dig out a young boy trapped under the rubble of destroyed buildings following reported air strikes on the rebel-held neighborhood of Al-Mashhad on July 25, 2016. KARAM AL-MASRI / AFP - Getty Images

A child looks at bodies wrapped in plastic bags outside the Al-Bayan clinic following reported airstrikes by government forces in the rebel-held Shaar neighborhood on June 8, 2016.

KARAM AL-MASRI / AFP - Getty Images
Children return to their homes on Aug. 14, 2016, more than a week after the Arab-Kurdish alliance, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), pushed ISIS out of the city. DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP - Getty Images
A Syrian man carries his daughters as he walks across the rubble following a barrel bomb attack on the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Kalasa on Sept.17, 2015. KARAM AL-MASRI / AFP - Getty Images
A boy stands near fuel containers in Manbij, on Aug. 9, 2016. RODI SAID / Reuters
Boys cool down from a water pipe damaged due to shelling in the rebel held neighborhood of Sheikh Saeed, on Aug. 20, 2016. ABDALRHMAN ISMAIL / Reuters
A child plays outside a demolished house on Aug.19, 2016. Basem Ayoubi / ImagesLive via ZUMA Wire
Youths play soccer on a street in Manbij Aug.9, 2016. RODI SAID / Reuters
A boy carries his belongings at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Fardous district. Reuters
A Syrian nurse feeds a newborn on June 9, 2016. The baby was evacuated by medical staff from a children's hospital into the building's basement following reported government bombardment which hit within a few hundred yards of the medical facility a day earlier. KARAM AL-MASRI / AFP - Getty Images
Sandbags sit at the entrance of a children's hospital, near the site of airstrikes, in a rebel held area of Aleppo on July 24, 2016. ABDALRHMAN ISMAIL / Reuters