Image: A boy holds his baby sister saved from under rubble, who survived what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Masaken Hanano in Aleppo

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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.

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Image: A boy sits outside a bakery in the rebel held al-Shaar neighbourhood of Alepp

A boy sits outside a bakery in the rebel held al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, on July 14, 2016.

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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.

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Children sit amidst the rubble of destroyed buildings on July 6, 2016 in the rebel-held district of Tariq al-Bab.

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Image: Two children were working in the collection of plastic because of poverty

A child helps another fix his shoelaces on August 19, 2016.

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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.

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Image: Babies are seen inside a nursery at a children's hospital that was partially damaged from recent airstrikes, in a rebel held area of Aleppo

Babies inside a nursery at a children's hospital that was partially damaged by recent airstrikes on July 24, 2016.

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Syrian children play on a street with plastic toy guns on July 6, 2016.

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Image: A boy holds his baby sister saved from under rubble, who survived what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Masaken Hanano in Aleppo

A boy holds his sister who was saved from under rubble on Feb.14, 2014.

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Image: These children have lost their father bombardment and their mother remained miserable and cook them food burning cardboard and plastic

Children look on as their mother cooks on Aug.19, 2016.

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Image: Women carry newborn babies while reacting after they were evacuated by the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters from an Islamic State-controlled neighbourhood of Manbij

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Image: A boy stands near fuel containers in Manbij, in Aleppo Governorate

A boy stands near fuel containers in Manbij, on Aug. 9, 2016.

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Image: Boys cool down with water from a damaged water pipe due to shelling in the rebel held neighbourhood of Sheikh Saeed

Boys cool down from a water pipe damaged due to shelling in the rebel held neighborhood of Sheikh Saeed, on Aug. 20, 2016.

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Image: A small child playing in the stones of the demolished house

A child plays outside a demolished house on Aug.19, 2016.

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Image: Youths play soccer on a street in Manbij, in Aleppo Governorate

Youths play soccer on a street in Manbij Aug.9, 2016.

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Image: 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

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.

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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.

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Image: Sandbags are pictured at the entrance of a children's hospital, near the site of recent airstrikes, in a rebel held area of Aleppo

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.

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