Many Syrian kids born during the war have lost the instinct to defend themselves. They do not react when bombs are exploding.
The war in Syria may be coming to a close, but many young Syrian men have little hope of returning, especially those who fled to avoid fighting. In Beirut, DW's Anchal Vohra met three such men who spoke candidly.
The Syrian regime has captured Sinjar, in Idlib province, and opened the way toward a rebel-held airbase. The government lost Sinjar to rebels in 2015 and started an operation to recapture it in December.
Turkey is threatening a military offensive in Syria against the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin as it bombards US-backed forces there. The US has signalled it will continue to provide support to the Kurdish dominated SDF.
According to UNICEF, 2017 was one of the worst years for children caught in conflicts and besieged areas. From being deployed as human shields to acting as suicide bombers, children have become targets on a huge scale.
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