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In this photo released on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad, second from left, wearing a mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, speaks with people during his visit to the coastal province of Latakia, Syria. Assad made a rare public visit to Latakia where he toured areas that suffered heavy damage in last week's deadly wildfires.

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In this photo released on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center right, wearing a mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, meets with Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, center left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in Damascus, Syria.

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In this file photo, shows a large refugee camp on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey, near the town of Atma, in Idlib province, Syria. Over the last two days, members of the UN Security Council have been haggling over cross-border aid delivery to Syria, with Russia, a major ally of the Syria government, working to reduce the delivery of U.N. humanitarian aid to Syria's last rebel-held northwest down from two crossings to just one. A final vote is expected Friday, July 10, 2020 as western countries push on a new resolution to keep the two crossings open for six months, instead of a year.

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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a Syrian commercial plane carrying Syrian officials and journalists after it landed at Aleppo Airport, Syria. The Syrian commercial flight from Damascus, marked the resumption of internal flights between Syria's two largest cities for the first time since 2012.

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This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows refugee camps for internally displaced people near Kafaldin in northern Syria's Idlib province near the Turkish border. A comparison between this image and an image of the same place a year earlier shows the rapid expansion of tents as hundreds of thousands of civilians in the area are scrambling to escape a widening, multi-front offensive by Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces.

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Turkish soldiers fire a missile at Syrian government position in the province of Idlib, Syria. Turkey, backer of Syria's opposition, has been deploying equipment and troops in the region, which is home to more than 3 million people, in an attempt to halt the Syrian military's advances.

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Syrian government helicopter is shot by a missile in Idlib province, Syria. Syrian rebels shot down a government helicopter Tuesday in the country's northwest where Syrian troops are on the offensive in the last rebel stronghold.

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Turkish military convoy drives through the village of Binnish, in Idlib province, Syria. Several Turkish armored vehicles and tanks entered rebel-controlled northwestern Syria since Friday, the latest reinforcements sent in by Ankara amid a Syrian government offensive that this week brought the two countries' troops into a rare direct confrontation.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian government forces entering the village of Tel-Toukan, in Idlib province, northwest Syria. On Thursday, State media and opposition activists said Turkey has sent more reinforcements into northwestern Syria, setting up new positions in an attempt to stop a government offensive on the last rebel stronghold in the war-torn country.

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People inspect a damaged site after airstrikes on the town of Ariha, in Idlib province, Syria

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Syrian rescuers use a bulldozer to remove rubble of a destroyed building that covers a street after airstrikes in the town of Ariha, in Idlib province, Syria. Warplanes struck the town in a rebel-held enclave in northwestern Syria, killing several people, including some who were fleeing the attack, opposition activists and a rescue service said. The attack also put a local hospital out of service.

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Syrian flee the advance of the government forces in the province of Idlib, Syria, towards the Turkish border. Syrian government forces captured one of the largest and most strategic rebel-held towns in the country's northwest, the Syrian military and opposition activists said Wednesday, part of a Russian-backed military assault that has displaced hundreds of thousands of people fleeing to safer areas.

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People look at destruction by an airstrike in the town of al-Jannah, west of Aleppo, Syria.

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People walk past destruction by the government airstrikes in the town of Ariha, in Idlib province, Syria. Syrian government warplanes struck a market and an industrial area in the last territory in the hands of rebel groups in the country's northwest, killing at least 15 people, opposition activists said.

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A boy cries after government airstrikes in the town of Ariha, in Idlib province, Syria. Syrian government warplanes struck a market and an industrial area in the last territory in the hands of rebel groups in the country's northwest, killing at least 15 people, opposition activists said.

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People walk though Idlib city center after it was hit by airstrikes. Syrian government warplanes struck several rebel-held areas in the country's northwest on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens, opposition activist said.

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This image released by the Syrian Presidency shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, in Damascus, Syria. Putin's visit is the second to the war-torn country where his troops have been fighting alongside Syrian government forces since 2015.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a cameraman takes video of the damaged building targeted by Israeli missile strikes in the early morning in the Mezzeh area in the capital Damascus, Syria. Syria's state-run news agency says Israel has struck a residential building in Damascus housing a commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group with two missiles, killing two people.

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People check the aftermath of a car bomb blast in the city of Qamishli, northern Syria. Three car bombs went off Monday in then city killing several and wounding tens of people.

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Turkish and Russian patrol is seen near the town of Darbasiyah, Syria. Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara's incursion.

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People look at a destroyed houses near the village of Barisha, in Idlib province, Syria, after an operation by the U.S. military which targeted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group. President Donald Trump says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead after a U.S. military operation in Syria targeted the Islamic State group leader.

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People look at a destroyed houses near the village of Barisha, in Idlib province, Syria, after an operation by the U.S. military which targeted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group. President Donald Trump says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead after a U.S. military operation in Syria targeted the Islamic State group leader.

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This file image made from video posted on a militant website April 29, 2019, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, being interviewed by his group's Al-Furqan media outlet. The IS erupted from the chaos of Syria and Iraq's conflicts and swiftly did what no Islamic militant group had done before, conquering a giant stretch of territory and declaring itself a "caliphate." U.S. officials said late Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 that al-Baghdadi was the target of an American raid in Syria and may have died in an explosion.

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This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance. The leader of the Islamic State militant network is believed dead after being targeted by a U.S. military raid in Syria. A U.S. official told The Associated Press that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was targeted in Syria’s Idlib province.islam

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In this photo released on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, uses a military telescope during his visit to the strategic town of Habeet, in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria.

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TV cameras are seen on a hilltop in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, as in the background smoke billows from fires in Ras al-Ayn, Syria. Turkey's defense ministry says one soldier has been killed amid sporadic clashes with Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire.

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American military convoy stops near the town of Tel Tamr, north Syria. Kurdish-led fighters and Turkish-backed forces clashed sporadically in northeastern Syria amid efforts to work out a Kurdish evacuation from a besieged border town, the first pull-back under the terms of a U.S.-brokered cease-fire.

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Iraqi security forces secure the Iraq-Syria border around Rabiaa border crossing, Iraq. Najah al-Shammari, Iraq's defense minister said that some members of the Islamic State group were able to flee northern Syria and cross into Iraq. The Iraqi official added that some of them are still at large while others were detained.

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, smoke billows from targets in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, during bombardment by Turkish forces. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Syrian Kurdish fighters to leave a designated border area in northeast Syria 'as of tonight' for Turkey to stop its military offensive, defying pressure on him to call a ceasefire and halt its incursion into Syria, now into its eighth day.

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, flames and smoke billow from a big fire in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, caused by bombardment by Turkish forces. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Syrian Kurdish fighters to leave a designated border area in northeast Syria 'as of tonight' for Turkey to stop its military offensive.

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A convoy of Turkish backed Free Syria Army is about to cross into Turkey near the town of Azaz, Syria.

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Turkey's forces advance towards Manbij, Syria. U.S. military spokesman says U.S. forces have left Kurdish-held town of Manbij, part of withdrawal from northeast Syria.

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Turkish forces fire rockets towards targets in Ras al-Ayn, Syria.

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters on pick-up trucks celebrate as they drive in Tal Abyad, Syria. State-run Anadolu news agency reported Tal Abyad had fallen to a Turkish military offensive on Sunday. Even after the announcement, sporadic gunfire and the occasional mortar round could still be heard in the town, which is on the border with Turkey, while smoke could be seen rising from several points in the town.

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, smoke billows from fires on targets in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, caused by bombardment by Turkish forces. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected offers for mediation with Syrian Kurdish fighters as the Turkish military continues its offensive against them in northern Syria.

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A police forensic officer collects evidence from a building damaged by a mortar fired from inside Syra, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey. Incoming shells fired from northeastern Syria hit the house. Two residents were at the house and were evacuated.

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A local resident uses his mobile to take photos of the damages on a house, caused by a mortar fired from inside Syria, on the Turkish town of Akcakale, southeastern Turkey.

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Local residents look on as a convoy of Turkish forces' trucks transporting tanks is driven on a road towards the border with Syria in Sanliurfa province. Turkey's military said it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment as its offensive against Kurdish fighters pressed into its fourth day with little sign of relenting despite mounting international criticism.

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People in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, at the border with Syria, watch smoke billowing from targets inside Syria, during bombardment by Turkish forces. Turkey's foreign minister says Turkish troops intend to move some 30 kilometers (19 miles) deep into northern Syria and that its operation will last until all "terrorists are neutralized," a reference to Syrian Kurdish fighters.

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, smoke billows from targets inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces.

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People run to take cover after mortars fired from Syria, in Akcakale, Turkey. An Associated Press journalist said at least two government buildings were hit by the mortars in Sanliurfa province's border town of Akcakale and at least two people were wounded.

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, smoke billows from targets inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces.

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Syrians flee shelling by Turkish forces in Ras al Ayn, northeast Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of a Turkish military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria.

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Smoke billows from targets inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces. Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria after U.S. forces pulled back from the area, with a series of airstrikes hitting a town on Syria's northern border.

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, smoke billows from a fire inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces.

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, southeastern Turkey, smoke billows from a fire inside Syria during bombardment by Turkish forces. Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria after U.S. forces pulled back from the area, with a series of airstrikes hitting a town on Syria's northern border.

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Iraqi and Syrian border guards congratulate each other during the opening ceremony of the crossing between the Iraqi town of Qaim and Syria's Boukamal, in Anbar province, Iraq. Iraq and Syria opened the key border crossing between the two neighboring countries seven years after it was closed during Syria's civil war.

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A Syrian soldier tosses a training grenade at a tank during military exercises led by Russian military advisers at a military base about 50-kilometers away from Damascus, Syria.

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Cars and trucks line up to enter Turkey as hundreds of protesters gather during a demonstration at the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey, Syria demanding that Ankara either open the border or end attacks by the government. Opposition activists said Turkish borders guards fired tear gas at the protesters.

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This photo released by the opposition Syrian Civil Defense rescue group, also known as White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows people inspecting destroyed buildings after airstrikes hit the town of Ihsem, in Idlib province, Syria. Government forces have been on the offensive since April 30, during which they have captured all rebel-held areas in the adjoining Hama province.

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This photo released by Popular Mobilization Forces shows shows the aftermath of a drone attack near Qaim border crossing with Syria, in Anbar province, Iraq. Two unidentified drones killed two Iraqi members of an Iran-backed paramilitary force on Sunday, the group said in a statement, saying the attack took place in Iraq near the border with Syria.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, third from right, prays on the first day of the the Eid al-Adha, at Afram Mosque in Damascus, Syria.

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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian White Helmet civil defense workers carry an injured girl on a stretcher after an airstrike hit the northern town of Ariha, in Idlib province, Syria. Syrian activists and a doctor say a government airstrike killed several people when it hit a weekly open-air market in a busy town in the last rebel stronghold in northwestern Syria.

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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian White Helmet civil defense workers search for victims from under the rubble of a destroyed building that hit by a Syrian government airstrike, in the northern town of Ariha, in Idlib province, Syria

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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows Civil Defense workers carrying an injured boy in a street that was hit by Syrian government airstrikes, in Jisr al-Shughur, southwest of Idlib, Syria. In northwestern Syria, where the rebels have their last stronghold and where nearly three million civilians live, government forces have been pushing their way in to at least restore their access to a strategic highway in the area. Despite a Turkey and Russia-backed cease-fire, fighting has raged since late April.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians hold an Arabic banner that reads, "Golan is ours despite Trump's decision," during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's move to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Israeli occupied Golan Heights, in Deir el-Zour, Syria.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians hold national flags and portraits of Syrian President President Bashar Assad during a protest against President Donald Trump's move to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, in Homs, Syria. Syria's state news agency says thousands of Syrians have held gatherings in the streets of different cities to protest Trump's signing of a declaration reversing US policy on the Golan Heights.

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U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters pose for a photo on a rooftop overlooking Baghouz, Syria, after the SDF declared the area free of Islamic State militants after months of fighting. The elimination of the last Islamic State stronghold in Baghouz brings to a close a grueling final battle that stretched across several weeks and saw thousands of people flee the territory and surrender in desperation, and hundreds killed.

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This frame grab from video posted online by the Aamaq News Agency, a media arm of the Islamic State group, shows smoke rising as an IS fighter walking inside Baghouz, the Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in Syria.

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U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter fire on Islamic State militant positions in Baghouz, Syria. A spokesman for U.S.-backed forces fighting IS in Syria says his fighters are in control of an encampment in the village of Baghouz where IS militants have been besieged for months.

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U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) soldiers prepare to fire mortars at Islamic State militant positions in Baghouz, Syria.

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A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter smokes in a tent encampment that had been occupied by Islamic State group militants, in Baghouz, Syria. SDF forces made slow advances into the edges of the last village held by IS, battling militants holed up in underground tunnels, a spokesman for the force said.

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Smoke billows as U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fire on Islamic State militant positions in Baghouz, Syria.

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Tracer fire lights up the night sky as U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fire on Baghouz, Syria. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters resumed their offensive on the last pocket held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria lighting the skies over the besieged village as artillery shelling and heavy gunfire rang in the distance.

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Women and children who were evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants wait to be screened outside Baghouz, Syria.

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A member of U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) watches over people who were evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, outside Baghouz, Syria.

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People sit in a truck after being evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, outside Baghouz, Syria. Hundreds of people including IS fighters evacuated their last foothold in eastern Syria hours after U.S.-backed Syrian fighters said they were forced to slow their advance because the extremists are using civilians as human shields.

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Women and children are screened by U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) after being evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, in the desert outside Baghouz, Syria.

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Men wait to be screened after being evacuated out of the last territory held by Islamic State militants, near Baghouz, eastern Syria.

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A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter reacts as an airstrike hits territory still held by Islamic State militants in the desert outside Baghouz, Syria. The Islamic State group has been reduced from its self-proclaimed caliphate that once spread across much of Syria and Iraq at its height in 2014 to a speck of land on the countries' shared border.

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This photo released by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows people next to a crater caused by a shell from Syrian forces, at the town of Maaret al-Numan, Idlib, north Syria. Syrian government forces shelled areas held by insurgents, in the latest violation of a September truce reached between Russia and Turkey that averted a wide government offensive on the last major rebel stronghold in Idlib province.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a man tries to extinguishes flames trising a burned car at the site of an explosion, in the coastal city of Latakia, Syria. Syrian state TV said Tuesday's blast was a car bomb that went off in Al-Hammam Square in Latakia that has been a government stronghold since the conflict began in March 2011.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a woman receives treatment at a hospital following a suspected poison gas attack on her town of al-Khalidiya, in Aleppo, Syria.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a woman receiving oxygen through respirators following a suspected chemical attack on her town of al-Khalidiya, in Aleppo, Syria. At least 41 civilians were being treated following a suspected poison gas attack by Syrian rebel groups on government-held Aleppo city in the country's north, according to Syrian state media.

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In this photo released by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, missiles are fired from city of Kermanshah in western Iran targeting the Islamic State group in Syria.

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In this photo released by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, a missile is fired from city of Kermanshah in western Iran targeting the Islamic State group in Syria. Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said it launched ballistic missiles into eastern Syria targeting militants it blamed for a recent attack on a military parade.

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Syrian President Bashar Assad, fourth from left, prays on the first day of Eid al-Adha at al-Rawda mosque, in Damascus, Syria.

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Syrian President Bashar Assad, second from left, prays on the first day of Eid al-Adha at al-Rawda mosque, in Damascus, Syria.

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People drive their cars past destroyed buildings in the city of Aleppo, Syria. Russian air defense assets in Syria claim to have downed 45 drones targeting their main base in the country, its military said, after an attack by the Islamic State group on a Syrian army base a day earlier killed seven troops.

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People ride their motorcycle by damaged buildings in the old town of Homs, Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry said it is coordinating efforts to help Syrian refugees return home and rebuild the country's infrastructure destroyed by the civil war.

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Smoke and explosions from the fighting between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebels in southern Syria as seen from the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

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Fire trails and explosions from the fighting between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebels in southern Syria as seen from the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

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A Syrian army soldier holds his AK-47 rifle with stickers showing President Bashar Assad and Arabic that reads, "Heroes of Assad's Syria," as he stands guard at a check point at the Hamadiyah market, named after the 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II, in the Old City of Damascus, Syria.

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A Syrian street vendor sells cold drinks from a traditional juice dispenser at the Hamadiyah market, named after the 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II, in the Old City of Damascus, Syria.

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A Syrian soldier stands guard at his post overlooking the Damascus-Aleppo highway in the central Syrian town of Rastan, Homs province, Syria.

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Men pose for a picture as they sit in the street in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria.

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A man rides his bicycle through rubble in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria.

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Syrians watch the World Cup soccer final match between France and Croatia at their home, that was partially destroyed by the war leaving two of its rooms without a ceiling, in the town of Ain Terma, in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus, Syria.

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Syrian refugees gather in their vehicles getting ready to cross into Syria from the eastern Lebanese border town of Arsal, Lebanon. About 400 Syrians are expected to make the crossing, after having requested permission from the Lebanese and Syrian governments.

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Children walk in a camp for internally displaced people in al-Bab, northern Syria. Al-Bab was seized by Turkey and Syrian opposition fighters it backs in February last year, following a gruelling six-month offensive that pushed out the Islamic State group militants from one of its last strongholds. Officials say nearly 300,000 people have come to live in al-Bab, most of them Syrians fleeing fighting in other parts of Syria.

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The destroyed Syrian Scientific Research Centre in Barzeh

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A US missile streaks the Damascus night sky on April 14

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A man walks just meters away from where the alleged chemical weapons attack occurred in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria. The survivors blamed the attack on the Army of Islam, the powerful rebel group that controlled the town before it was taken over by Syrian government forces this week, although they did not offer evidence to back up their claims.

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Syrian authorities distribute bread, vegetables and pasta to residents in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria.

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A man rides past destruction in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria. Faisal Mekdad, Syria's deputy foreign minister, said that his country is "fully ready" to cooperate with the fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that's in Syria to investigate the alleged chemical attack that triggered U.S.-led airstrikes.

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A Syrian soldier films the damage of the Syrian Scientific Research Center which was attacked by U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Barzeh, near Damascus, Syria.

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Firefighrers extinguish smoke that rises from the damage of the Syrian Scientific Research Center which was attacked by U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Barzeh, near Damascus, Syria. The Pentagon says none of the missiles filed by the U.S. and its allies was deflected by Syrian air defenses, rebutting claims by the Russian and Syrian governments. Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the director of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, also says there also is no indication that Russian air defense systems were employed early Saturday in Syria.

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Protesters block Whitehall outside Downing Street stopping traffic for a short time, during a demonstration, in London, organised by the Stop the War Coalition against possible military intervention or bombing by western allies in Syria.

Syrian government supporters wave Syrian, Iranian and Russian flags as they chant slogans against U.S. President Trump during demonstrations following a wave of U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria.

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A Syrian soldier holds up his weapon during demonstrations following a wave of U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria. Hundreds of Syrians are demonstrating in the landmark square in the Syrian capital, waving victory signs and honking their car horns in a show of defiance.

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