Last month a teenage boy was photographed holding an oxygen mask to the face of an infant. All around them was rubble. Plastic sheets served as walls in a makeshift hospital.
The location was Duma, Syria, where the infant had been gassed by troops loyal to Syrias president, Bashar al-Assad. We dont know if the tot survived, but the odds are not good. In the two months of 2018, Assad has ordered three such attacks on rebel forces.
Syria is now in its seventh year of civil war, though its citizens would probably be hard-pressed to tell friend from foe. Thats because the Syrian conflict has become a proxy war for a smattering of nations, sometimes making them enemies, sometimes allies.