(The Washington Post) – Five years of war have brought a new curriculum to eastern Aleppo’s schoolchildren. “My 8-year-old son knows all the weapons. He hears the sounds and says, ‘Dad, that was a barrel bomb. Dad, that was shelling,’” said Ali al-Halabi, a father of three. Out in the streets, children scavenge for bomb fragments, bullet casings and tiny ball bearings, as if they were treasures. “This is their childhood now,” Halabi said.