Before the civil war broke out six years ago, there were 50 boys living in the Islamic Boys' Orphanage in Azaz, north of Aleppo. Now there are 300.
Washington and Moscow criticize each other for the failure of a truce near Syria's capital, Damascus. Residents remain trapped in the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta, while humanitarian convoys remain on standby.
The UN head has demanded an immediate halt to fighting in eastern Ghouta; Merkel and Macron say the Syrian regime as massacring its own people. But the world isn't doomed to sit back and watch, says DW's Bachir Amroune.
They were a happy family - until the Syrian war arrived in Aleppo. Rima A. decided at that point to leave her loved ones and her homeland. Now she lives in Germany and and tells DW her memories of the war.
The protests that led to the Syrian civil war began six years ago. Carnegie Fellow and analyst Yezid Sayigh discusses how the fight became so intractable.
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