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Opinion: They Kill Like Men, They Die Like Boys

Opinion: They Kill Like Men, They Die Like Boys

His face was smooth, the signs of imminent manhood yet to appear on his unblemished features, just like any other boy of his age. Even his eyes, which he had tried to empty of any sign of feeling, betrayed a childlike innocence, one squarely at odds with the barbaric...
ISIS’s Child Recruitment Overdrive

ISIS’s Child Recruitment Overdrive

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Videos of teenagers and young boys being trained in the use of weapons as well as guerrilla warfare have been circulated profusely on the Internet in the last few months. These images, often released by members of the media affiliated to the...
For the Sake of Syria’s Children

For the Sake of Syria’s Children

There are many victims of the crisis in Syria, yet it is the children who are suffering the most. Their stories of suffering are the most painful, and the impact of war is hardest on them. The effects will last for many years to come, even after the bullets stop and...