Business Insider quotes Rafik Hariri Center Resident Senior Fellow Frederic C. Hof on the new norm for life in Syria as the country’s civil war rages on:

Assad and his forces are known to target neighborhoods where civilians congregate, such as hospitals, schools, and playgrounds.

As a result, “everyday decisions — whether to go visit a neighbor, to send your child to school, to step out to buy bread — have become, potentially, decisions about life and death,” Frederic Hof, a former State Department policy planner on Syria under the current White House who is now a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, wrote in an analysis of the war’s casualties.

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