ALEPPO, Syria - In the 2-year-old Syrian civil war, it's easy to lose sight of how ordinary civilians are suffering.
The lives of many Syrians will likely be affected for a long time to come, no matter what the outcome of the Western intervention will be.
Issa, aged 10, is one such effect of the Syrian war.
He works with his father in a weapons factory for the Free Syrian Army for ten hours every day except on Fridays.
He machines the mortars himself, assembles them and even fixes the launchers.
We see him as a child but the images are stark reminders that he is 'playing' with weapons that cause destruction and loss of lives every day.