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Aleppo’s Khalil Stockpiles Wood as Winter Approaches

Khalil collects wood for his family to prepare for the coming winter.
Khalil, 6, collects wood for his family to prepare for the coming winter. Thaer Mohammad

Khalil Alomar is an only child. As winter approaches, he has begun collecting wood for his family to stockpile ahead of the inevitable cold.

''I try to finish work early so I can play with my friends," the 6-year-old said. "Sometimes I work with my friends, because I don't like being alone."