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For Civilians in Northern Syria, There is No Escape

Expand From left to right: Maria (10), Ahmad (2½), Aya (6), and Rama (8) with their father, Khalid al-Satuf. © 2019 Khalid al-Satuf Do you remember the last time you sat with your partner in the early cool evening air, recovering from a long day’s work and smiling as you watched your children play? A Syrian man, Khalid al-Satuf, does – and he will never forget it. On August 16, just before sunset prayer, Mr. al-Satuf was sitting in the square of a compound operated by a non-governmental group for war-displaced families, near the town of Hass in Idlib governorate, in northern Syria. After five…

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