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A Syrian army soldier outside Manbij, Aleppo Province, Syria (Sputnik photo via AP Images).

Talk of the Endgame in Syria Dodges the Question of Recovery

Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019

Editor’s note: Editor-in-chief Judah Grunstein’s column will be back next week.

An estimated 4 million children have been born in Syria since 2011, according to UNICEF, which means that half of the children in Syria today have grown up only knowing war. “Every 8-year-old in Syria has been growing up amidst danger, destruction and death,” Henrietta Fore, the executive director of UNICEF, said after a five-day visit to the country in mid-December. Since the government first crushed a popular uprising and precipitated the civil war that still shows little sign of ending, a third of the schools in Syria have been destroyed or damaged, or they have been turned into shelters for displaced families. ...

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