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Syrian Civil War

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 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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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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US President Donald Trump holds a a copy of two maps of Syria as he arrives on Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport, in West Palm Beach, Florida. One map is awash in red shows IS controlled territory in Syria in November 2016. The other, without red, indicates that IS as of today no longer controls territory in Syria.

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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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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, gestures while speaking to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. The talks are expected to focus on the situation in 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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A convoy of Turkish military trucks carrying tanks and armoured personnel carriers destined for Syria in preparation for a possible military offensive, moves in Hatay province, southeastern Turkey, near the border with Syria. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey's economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America's commitment to its partners.

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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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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 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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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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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, reacts with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during their meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during their meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. A transcript of meeting released by the Kremlin quoted Assad as saying that Syria is making progress in fighting "terrorism," which "opens the door to the political process."

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