FOR 22 YEARS, Michel Baladi, 43, worked at a printing house. In 2003, he married Rima, 38, with whom he has three children: Mariel, age 13; Christel, age 10; Georges, age 7. They live in Aleppo, Syria and in recent years learned the difference between mortar shells and missiles—the hard way. Michel, who is a Melkite, tells his story:
“We left our house in 2012, when the war reached our neighborhood. We moved to a place near the Melkite Catholic Cathedral. But when the war spread there, we had to rent an apartment in another district.”
“The militants stole from us,

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