As war enters 10th year, Syrians see little hope of end to conflict

For Malek Massalmeh, a Syrian man who lost both legs and part of an arm in the war in his homeland, the struggle to survive lingers on without any glimpse of hope in the near future. Massalmeh, in his 30s, is one of millions of Syrians who were forced to flee their country due to the ravages of a war now in its 10th year, and economic deterioration. “I cannot go back to Syria until the regime of [Bashar] al-Assad is gone,” said Massalmeh, who is now living in the Netherlands. He hails from the southern province of Daraa, the birthplace of the anti-government uprising that erupted in March 2011…

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