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Children carry bags of new clothes ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria

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Children carry bags of new clothes ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria

Members of the Assyrian Gozarto Protecti...Members of the Assyrian Gozarto Protection Forces (GPF), consisting of Sutoro militia, a pro-government Syriac Christian movement, and other Assyrian fighters rest and drink tea before heading to reinforce pro-government forces on the front line in the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group, in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakeh on July 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / YOUSSEF KARWASHANYOUSSEF KARWASHAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Members of the Assyrian Gozarto Protection Forces (GPF), consisting of Sutoro militia, a pro-government Syriac Christian movement, and other Assyrian fighters rest and drink tea before heading to reinforce pro-government forces on the front line in the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group, in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakeh

A Syrian refugee girl stands in a buildi...A Syrian refugee girl stands in a building on June 27, 2015 in Syrian Kurdish city of Amuda, after running away from clashes between regime forces and the Islamic State group.  AFP PHOTO/UYGAR ONDER SIMSEKUYGAR ONDER SIMSEK/AFP/Getty Images

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A Syrian refugee girl stands in a building in the Syrian Kurdish city of Amuda, after running away from clashes between regime forces and the Islamic State group 

A member of the Kurdish security service sits next to the rubble of the security service headquarters in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh on June 28, 2015, days after Islamic State (IS) group targeted the building with an explosive-rigged vehicle. IS seized two neighbourhoods in southern Hasakeh last week in a new attempt to seize the provincial capital, causing tens of thousands of people to flee, according to the United Nations

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A member of the Kurdish security service sits next to the rubble of the security service headquarters in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh, days after Islamic State (IS) group targeted the building with an explosive-rigged vehicle

Kurdish women wave to their relatives who wait near fence on the Syrian side in Suruc in Turkey's Sanliurfa province  on June 26, 2015. At least 120 civilians have been killed by the Islamic State group since it entered the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, just over 24 hours ago, a monitoring group said

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Kurdish women wave to their relatives who wait near fence on the Syrian side in Suruc in Turkey’s Sanliurfa province on Friday

A Syrian boy eats bread as he sits on a street in the town of Tal Abyad, on the border with Turkey, on Friday, some ten days after the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) seized the key transit point for Islamic State (IS) group fighters

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A Syrian boy eats bread as he sits on a street in the town of Tal Abyad, on the border with Turkey, on Friday, some ten days after the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) seized the key transit point for Islamic State (IS) group fighters

Syrian children play on a destroyed tank in south of Kobane in Syria.

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Syrian children play on a destroyed tank in the south of Kobane in Syria

A young wounded Syrian girl waits for treatment at the Unified Medical Office for Douma, a make-shift medical centre in the rebel-held town of Douma, northeast of the capital Damascus, following reported heavy shelling and air strikes  by government forces on the town killing nearly a dozen and injuring many children on June 16, 2015, according the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights. AFP PHOTO / ABD DOUMANYABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images

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A young wounded Syrian girl waits for treatment at the Unified Medical Office for Douma, a make-shift medical centre in the rebel-held town of Douma, northeast of the capital Damascus, following reported heavy shelling and air strikes by government forces on the town killing nearly a dozen and injuring many children according the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights.

A Syrian woman fleeing the war walks wit...A Syrian woman fleeing the war walks with her children after crossing into Turkey at the Akcakale border crossing, in Sanliurfa province on June 15, 2015. Turkey said it was taking measures to limit the flow of Syrian refugees onto its territory after an influx of thousands more over the last days due to fighting between Kurds and jihadists. Under an "open-door" policy, Turkey has taken in 1.8 million Syrian refugees since the conflict in Syria erupted in 2011. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

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A Syrian woman fleeing the war walks with her children after crossing into Turkey at the Akcakale border crossing, in Sanliurfa province. Turkey said it was taking measures to limit the flow of Syrian refugees onto its territory after an influx of thousands more over the last days due to fighting between Kurds and jihadists. Under an “open-door” policy, Turkey has taken in 1.8 million Syrian refugees since the conflict in Syria erupted in 2011 

Opposition fighters belonging to the Islamist group Ansar al-Islam and the Ahrar ash-Sham (Islamic Movement of the Free Men of the Levant) group walk on a street next to the front line that divides rebel and regime-controlled areas on June 15, 2015 in the Tadamon neighborhood, south of the Syrian capital, Damascus and near the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp.

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Opposition fighters belonging to the Islamist group Ansar al-Islam and the Ahrar ash-Sham (Islamic Movement of the Free Men of the Levant) group walk on a street next to the front line that divides rebel and regime-controlled areas on Monday in the Tadamon neighbourhood, south of the Syrian capital, Damascus, and near the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp

Syrian refugees take a rest at the Akcakale border gate after crossing into Turkey in Sanliurfa province, June 15, 2015. On Sunday, Turkish authorities reopened the border after a few days of closure, a security source said, adding that they expected as many as 10,000 people to come across.

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Syrian refugees take a rest at the Akcakale border gate after crossing into Turkey in Sanliurfa province on Monday

Syrian refugees wait near the Turkish border in Akcakale in the Sanliurfa province not far from the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad on Friday. Turkey said it was taking measures to limit the flow of Syrian refugees onto its territory after an influx of thousands more over the last days due to fighting between Kurds and jihadists. Under an "open-door" policy, Turkey has taken in 1.8 million Syrian refugees since the conflict in Syria erupted in 2011

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Syrian refugees wait near the Turkish border in Akcakale in the Sanliurfa province not far from the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad on Friday. Turkey said it was taking measures to limit the flow of Syrian refugees onto its territory after an influx of thousands more over the last days due to fighting between Kurds and jihadists

The Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria shows Syrian refugees waiting on the Syrian side of the border crossing near Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, south-eastern Turkey, 10 June 2015. More than 320,000 people are likely to have been killed in Syria's civil war, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on 09 June. The organization said said it had been able to document the deaths of 230,618 people, including 69,494 civilians of whom more than 7,000 were children. The crisis in Syria started in March 2011 with peaceful demonstrations calling for more freedom from the repressive al-Assad regime, but quickly degenerated into violence after deadly crackdowns by security forces

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The Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria shows Syrian refugees waiting on the Syrian side of the border crossing near Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, south-eastern Turkey on Wednesday

A member of the civil defence sleeps on the street in the rebel-held side of Syria's northern city of Aleppo on June 8, 2015. Arabic graffiti in blue reads: "Those looking for life under the rubble of death". A couple and their five children were killed overnight in Aleppo province in strikes by the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group, a monitor said

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A member of the civil defence sleeps on the street in the rebel-held side of Syria’s northern city of Aleppo on Monday. Arabic graffiti in blue reads: “Those looking for life under the rubble of death”

Displaced children, who fled the ancient city of Palmyra after Islamic State fighters took control of the area, stand by their tent in Gazaleh town, north of Homs ...Displaced children, who fled the ancient city of Palmyra after Islamic State fighters took control of the area, stand by their tent in Gazaleh town, north of Homs June 3, 2015. The government has lost large areas of land in the last two months to insurgents including the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and the Islamic State group that last month seized the ancient city of Palmyra in Homs province

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Displaced children, who fled the ancient city of Palmyra after Isis fighters took control of the area, stand by their tent in Gazaleh town, north of Homs

A member of al Qaeda's Nusra Front takes down a picture of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the northwestern city of Ariha, after a coalition of insurgent groups seized the area in Idlib province...A member of al Qaeda's Nusra Front takes down a picture of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the northwestern city of Ariha, after a coalition of insurgent groups seized the area in Idlib province May 29, 2015. The Syrian army has pulled back from the northwestern city of Ariha after a coalition of insurgent groups seized the last city in Idlib province in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border that was still held by the government. A coalition of rebel groups called Jaish al Fateh, or Conquest Army, said it had taken over the city. Syria's al Qaeda offshoot Nusra Front is a major part of the coalition. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A member of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front takes down a picture of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the northwestern city of Ariha, after a coalition of insurgent groups seized the area in Idlib province 

Syrian refugees are seen on Kos following an attempt to cross part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece...REFILE CORRECTIN GRAMMAR Seven-month-old Syrian refugee Jaffe is held by her mother Nada in a Greek coast guard van next to her father Ahmed (L), after they were rescued, on the Greek island of Kos following an attempt to cross part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece early May 26, 2015. Hundreds of mainly Syrian and Afghan immigrants on Tuesday landed on the Greek island of Kos in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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Seven-month-old Syrian refugee Jaffe is held by her mother Nada in a Greek coast guard van next to her father Ahmed. They were rescued, on the Greek island of Kos following an attempt to cross part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece early on Monday 

A rebel fighter takes position behind sandbags in Aleppo's Al-Ezaa neighbourhood...A rebel fighter takes position behind sandbags in Aleppo's Al-Ezaa neighbourhood May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Hosam Katan      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A rebel fighter takes position behind sandbags in Aleppo’s Al-Ezaa neighbourhood, Syria

A Syrian man carries a body after it was removed from the rubble of buildings following a reported barrel bomb attack by government forces on the Qadi Askar district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on May 20, 2015.

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A Syrian man carries a body after it was removed from the rubble of buildings following a barrel bomb attack by government forces on the Qadi Askar district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday

A man workouts in a gym, frequented by both residents and rebel fighters, in Aleppo's al-Fardous district

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A man workouts in a gym, frequented by both residents and rebel fighters, in Aleppo’s al-Fardous district