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Syrian children suffer, adapt to war

Children at a Syrian field hospital near the Turkish border accept the war as the new normal.

REYHANLI, Turkey — Three weeks ago, 15-year-old Mohammed was a normal, healthy boy. Although he lived in a war-torn country, he played with his friends and bought groceries for his mother whenever she asked. One day, he went to the bakery to get some bread for dinner later that night. Suddenly, he heard a big blast, fell to the ground and lost consciousness.

“When I tried to get up a few minutes later, I couldn’t. My leg was crushed," he told Al-Monitor.

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