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Children from Syria play on truck trailers at the Athens' port of Piraeus where over 2,000 stranded refugees and migrants stay at the passenger terminal buildings and their tents, on Monday, March 7, 2016. European Union leaders will be looking to boost aid to Greece as the Balkan migrant route is effectively sealed, using Monday's summit as an attempt to restore unity among the 28 member nations after months of increasing bickering and go-it-alone policies. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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Children from Syria play on truck trailers at the Athens’ port of Piraeus where over 2,000 stranded refugees and migrants stay at the passenger terminal buildings and their tents

TOPSHOT - Residents and activists hold a...TOPSHOT - Residents and activists hold a giant a pre-Baath Syrian flag, now used by the Syrian opposition, during an anti-regime protest in the rubble of destroyed buildings in the neighbourhood of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, on March 3, 2016. / AFP / AMER ALMOHIBANYAMER ALMOHIBANY/AFP/Getty Images

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Residents and activists hold a giant a pre-Baath Syrian flag, now used by the Syrian opposition, during an anti-regime protest in the rubble of destroyed buildings in the neighbourhood of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus

A member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent...A member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent carries a wounded boy following an airstrike in the rebel-held city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, on February 26, 2016. Intense Russian air strikes and regime shelling battered rebel bastions across Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, just hours before a midnight deadline for a landmark ceasefire in the country's five-year civil war. / AFP / Abd DoumanyABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images

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A member of the Syria Arab Red Crescent carries a wounded boy following an airstrike in the rebel-held city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, on Friday 

A migrant, identified as a 20-year old Pelen Hussein from Syria, stands on top of a capsized boat as he waits for being rescued by the members of Turkish Coast Guard Air Command in the Aegean Sea off the waters of Edremit bay...A migrant, identified as a 20-year old Pelen Hussein from Syria, stands on top of a capsized boat as he waits for being rescued by the members of Turkish Coast Guard Air Command in the Aegean Sea off the waters of Edremit bay, Turkey February 8, 2016, in this handout photo provided by the Turkish Coast Guard Command. Twenty-seven migrants, 11 of them children, drowned on Monday off Turkey's Aegean coast as they tried to reach a Greek island, the Turkish coast guard said. The boat sank in the Aegean Sea near the Edremit area of the northwestern province Balikesir.  REUTERS/Turkish Coast Guard Command/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. THE PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS.

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A migrant, identified as a 20-year old Pelen Hussein from Syria, stands on top of a capsized boat as he waits for being rescued by the members of Turkish Coast Guard Air Command in the Aegean Sea off the waters of Edremit bay, Turkey 

Children attend a party for children affected by war and in need for psychological support, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus...Children attend a party for children affected by war and in need for psychological support, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria January 24, 2016. The party was organized by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. Picture taken January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

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Children attend a party for children affected by war and in need for psychological support, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria.The party was organised by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent

..A child from the Abu Sleiman family has a lunch at his house in the Syrian town of Beit Nayem, in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. Abu Sleiman, 39, has eleven children and two wives. He got injured in 2014 in a Syrian government air strike on his house in the nearby village of Marj al-Sultan and cannot work anymore.

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A child from the Abu Sleiman family has a lunch at his house in the Syrian town of Beit Nayem, in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus

A handout image made available by the In...A handout image made available by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)on January 12, 2016 shows a relief convoy carrying aid entering the besieged Syrian town of Madaya.  The Syrian Arab Red Crescent said 44 trucks loaded with food and other aid entered the rebel-held town, while 21 other trucks went to the government-controlled towns of Fuaa and Kafraya.

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A relief convoy carrying aid entering the besieged Syrian town of Madaya.
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent said 44 trucks loaded with food and other aid entered the rebel-held town, while 21 other trucks went to the government-controlled towns of Fuaa and Kafraya on Tuesday

Israeli reserve soldiers from the 77 battalion of the 7th brigade from the armored corps check their gear during an exercise in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near the border with Syria, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.

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Israeli reserve soldiers from the 77 battalion of the 7th brigade from the armored corps check their gear during an exercise in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near the border with Syria, Monday

Syrians evacuate a wounded man on a stretcher following a reported airstrike by Syrian government forces in Damascus' rebel-held suburb of Zamalka, on January 6, 2016. Government and rebel bombardment killed at least 20 civilians and wounded dozens in the Syrian capital and a nearby opposition bastion, state media and a monitoring group said.

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Syrians evacuate a wounded man on a stretcher following an airstrike by Syrian government forces in Damascus’ rebel-held suburb of Zamalka, on Wednesday

A Syrian man walks past damaged homes following a snow storm in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday. The conflict in Syria has killed more than 250,000 people and forced millions to flee their homes since it broke out in March 2011.

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A Syrian man walks past damaged homes following a snow storm in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday

Druze women mourn their relatives Farhan al-Shaalan and Samir Kantar, who were killed from an Israeli airstrike near the Syrian capital, in the Druze village of Ein Kinya in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near the border with Syria. Kantar, a Lebanese who was convicted of carrying out one of the most notorious attacks in Israeli history and spent nearly three decades in an Israeli prison, has been killed by an Israeli airstrike near the Syrian capital, the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah group said Sunday. Al-Mayadeen said that al-Shaalan, a senior commander with the anti-Israeli  resistance  movement in the Golan Heights, was also killed in the air raid together with an aide to Kantar

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Druze women mourn their relatives Farhan al-Shaalan and Samir Kantar, who were killed from an Israeli airstrike near the Syrian capital, in the Druze village of Ein Kinya in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near the border with Syria

A Syrian man escorts his injured wife following reported air strikes by regime forces on the town of al-Nashabiyah in the eastern Ghouta region, a rebel stronghold east of the capital Damascus, on December 14, 2015. United Nations aid chief Stephen OBrien said that the "indiscriminate attacks" against civilians in Damascus and the surrounding region were "unacceptable" at the end of a visit to Syria.

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A Syrian man escorts his injured wife following reported air strikes by regime forces on the town of al-Nashabiyah in the eastern Ghouta region, a rebel stronghold east of the capital Damascus, on Monday

Residents walk by damage at a site hit by one of three explosive trucks, in the YPG-controlled town of Tel Tamer, Syria on Friday

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Residents walk by damage at a site hit by one of three explosive trucks, in the YPG-controlled town of Tel Tamer, Syria on Friday

Members of the Syrian government forces sit in a tower at a military base as hundreds of civilians and Syrian rebel forces began evacuating the last opposition-held district of Waer in the central city of Homs

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Members of the Syrian government forces sit in a tower at a military base, as hundreds of civilians and Syrian rebel forces began evacuating the last opposition-held district of Waer in the central city of Homs

TOPSHOT - Civilians photographed in a da...TOPSHOT - Civilians photographed in a damaged building in Syria's northern city of Aleppo following a reported air strike by government forces on December 7, 2015. Syria's nearly five-year war has left more than 250,000 dead and forced some 12 million people from their homes. KARAM AL-MASRI / AFP PHOTO  / AFP / KARAM AL-MASRIKARAM AL-MASRI/AFP/Getty Images

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Civilians photographed in a damaged building in Syria‘s northern city of Aleppo following a reported air strike by government forces on Monday.

RAF Tornados return to RAF Akrotiri after a sortie on Thursday in Akrotiri, Cyprus. The British Parilament voted 397 to 223 yesterday in favor of joining international airstrikes in Syria.

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RAF Tornados return to RAF Akrotiri after a sortie on Thursday in Akrotiri, Cyprus. The British Parilament voted 397 to 223 yesterday in favour of joining international airstrikes in Syria

A helmet that belonged to Islamic State militants is seen on the ground at the 121 Regiment base after Fighters from the Democratic Forces of Syria took control of the base in the town of al-Melabiyyah, south of Hasaka city, Syria...A helmet belonging to a Islamic State militant is seen on the ground at the 121 Regiment base after Fighters from the Democratic Forces of Syria took control of the base in the town of al-Melabiyyah, south of Hasaka city, Syria November 24, 2015. Picture taken November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Rodi Said

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A helmet belonging to a Islamic State militant is seen on the ground at the 121 Regiment base after Fighters from the Democratic Forces of Syria took control of the base in the town of al-Melabiyyah, south of Hasaka city, Syria 

A Syrian refugee, who agreed to be photographed on condition of anonymity because of fear of retaliation against family living in Syria, poses for a portrait with her child on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at the Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley in Whitehall, Pa. Dozens of Syrian refugee families are being resettled in the Allentown, Pa., area in part because the city is already home to one of the nation's largest population of Syrians, who began settling here in the late 1800s. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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A Syrian refugee, who agreed to be photographed on condition of anonymity because of fear of retaliation against family living in Syria, poses for a portrait with her child at the Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley in Whitehall, Pennsylvania. Dozens of Syrian refugee families are being resettled in the Allentown, Pennsylvania. The city is already home to one of the nation’s largest population of Syrians, who began settling here in the late 1800s. 

A wounded Syrian boy cries at a makeshif...A wounded Syrian boy cries at a makeshift hospital following a reported air strike by government forces in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, on November 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ABD DOUMANYABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images

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A wounded Syrian boy cries at a makeshift hospital following a reported air strike by government forces in the rebel held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus 

Syrian children walk past the rubble of destroyed buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus

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Syrian children walk past the rubble of destroyed buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus