The barbarisms inflicted on the young in Syria continue unabated while Americans grieve for the children of Newtown, Connecticut. In the U.S., we try to fathom the cruelty, and the faces of the first-graders torment us. Similar stories are told by Syrians suffering at the hands of Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime. One such account was given in “Untold Atrocities,” a report released several months ago by the Save the Children charity. It opens with the tale of one Syrian child, Alaa, as told by Wael, a narrator who is 16 years old.