<p dir="ltr"><strong>War devastates more than just the lives of soldiers on the front line. In the ancient city of <a href="http://maps.nationalgeographic.com/map-machine#s=r&amp;c=36.22185671361876, 37.131881713867216&amp;z=6">Aleppo, Syria (map)</a>, young children know all too well the pain of political unrest. </strong></p><p dir="ltr">Heavy clashes between the Syrian regime and a rebel army have thrust the country into unrelenting conflict, leaving civilians fearful and shaken. Syria's children—known to some as the "lost generation" because of insufficient international support—have become the neglected victims of violence.</p><p dir="ltr">Here, a young Syrian girl waits patiently in line at the window where she and her family will receive food. Life for many families in Syria has changed since the conflict began; in Aleppo's poorest neighborhoods, <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iRsUq6KKYuE8lA5HvozPfhnNHrHA?docId=CNG.f9f09243a6940fbe7c910e5652832dae.971&amp;index=0">Agence France Presse (AFP)</a> reports that relying on donations from foreign aid organizations has become the new norm.</p><p dir="ltr"><em>—Alexis Manning</em></p>

The New Norm

War devastates more than just the lives of soldiers on the front line. In the ancient city of Aleppo, Syria (map), young children know all too well the pain of political unrest.

Heavy clashes between the Syrian regime and a rebel army have thrust the country into unrelenting conflict, leaving civilians fearful and shaken. Syria's children—known to some as the "lost generation" because of insufficient international support—have become the neglected victims of violence.

Here, a young Syrian girl waits patiently in line at the window where she and her family will receive food. Life for many families in Syria has changed since the conflict began; in Aleppo's poorest neighborhoods, Agence France Presse (AFP) reports that relying on donations from foreign aid organizations has become the new norm.

—Alexis Manning

Photograph by Bulent Kilic, AFP/Getty Images

Pictures: Syria's Lost Generation

Loss of innocence is the collateral damage for children caught in the middle of conflict in Aleppo, Syria.

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