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Scottish Catholic International Aid...Syrian refugee Aya Adawiye in the makeshift settlement of Qab Elias in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 22, 2013. The need for humanitarian aid to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon has never been greater, a British charity has said. Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) has responded to the situation by scaling up their support for Syrian refugees via their international partners Caritas but it is a move that is bucking the trend. See PA story CHARITY Syria. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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Syrian refugee Aya Adawiye in the makeshift settlement of Qab Elias in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. The need for humanitarian aid to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon has never been greater, Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund says.

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Free Syrian Army rebels gather inside a cave in Idlib, northwest Syria. A fatwa allowing people to eat cats and dogs has been issued in rebel-held areas of southern Damascus, residents say, underscoring the plight of citizens as the civil war rages a short drive from the centre of the Syrian capital, where UN chemical weapons inspectors are staying. Read more

An Israeli soldier sleeps in a bunker in a training area in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights during a brigade Armoured Corps Exercise on October 16, 2013. The Golan, seized by Israel from its Arab neighbour in the 1967 Six-Day War, has been mostly quiet since the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Tension, however, has risen since the 2011 start of the conflict in Syria between rebels and regime forces.

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An Israeli soldier sleeps in a bunker in a training area in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights during a brigade armoured corps exercise on Wednesday. The Golan, seized by Israel from its Arab neighbour in the 1967 Six-Day War, has been mostly quiet since the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Tension, however, has risen since the 2011 start of the conflict in Syria between rebels and regime forces.

Free Syrian Army fighters in a building look up after hearing a MIG fighter jet in Deir al-Zor...Free Syrian Army fighters in a building look up after hearing a MIG fighter jet in Deir al-Zor October 14, 2013. Picture taken October 14, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil

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Free Syrian Army fighters listen to government fighter jets flying over their heads in Deir al-Zor, SyriaRead more

Syria's soccer squad warm up during training at Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore...Syria's soccer squad warm up during training at Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore October 14, 2013. Mentally scarred by the turmoil at home after two-and-half-years of civil war, Syria's national football team are hoping continued success on the pitch can give their compatriots small reason to cheer. Syria, who beat Iraq to win the West Asian Championships for the first time in December, take on Singapore on Tuesday in an Asian Cup qualifying match as they attempt to reach the finals of the region's premier tournament in Australia in 2015.  REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

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Syria’s soccer team warm up during training at Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore. Syria, who beat Iraq to win the West Asian Championships for the first time in December, take on Singapore on Tuesday in an Asian Cup qualifying match as they attempt to reach the finals of the region’s premier tournament, to be held in Australia in 2015. Read more

A Free Syrian Army fighter stands inside a house holding his weapon in Deir al-Zor, eastern Syria...A Free Syrian Army fighter stands inside a house holding his weapon in Deir al-Zor, eastern Syria, October 3, 2013. Picture taken October 3, 2013.

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A fighter from the Free Syrian Army stands inside a rebel hideout in Deir al-Zor, eastern Syria.

In this Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 photo, Syrian internally displaced children gather outside their temporary home at an abandoned land where they have taken shelter after fleeing their village that turned into a battlefield between government forces and Free Syrian Army fighters in Idlib province, northern Syria. Arabic on the wall reads, "hell of the revolutionaries or Bashar's heaven." (AP Photo)

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Syrian internally displaced children gather outside their temporary home at an abandoned land where they have taken shelter after fleeing their village that turned into a battlefield between government forces and Free Syrian Army fighters in Idlib province, northern Syria. Arabic on the wall reads, “hell of the revolutionaries or Bashar’s heaven.” Read more

A rebel fighter cleans his weapon as two of his comrades look on in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday. Syrian rebels have agreed a ceasefire with Al-Qaeda loyalists after bitter fighting for a key border town, a monitoring group said on Friday, as the opposition condemned the jihadist assault.

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A rebel fighter cleans his weapon as two of his comrades look on in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Syrian rebels have agreed a ceasefire with Al-Qaeda loyalists after bitter fighting for a key border town, a monitoring group said on Friday, as the opposition condemned the jihadist assault.

In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 photo, Syrian students salute while listening to the national anthem before entering their classrooms in Hassan Shuaib School in Damascus, Syria. Facing extraordinary challenges, millions of Syrian children in government controlled areas returned to school this week to the backdrop of a raging civil war and an international debate over Syriaís chemical weapons stockpile.(AP Photo)

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Syrian students salute while listening to the national anthem before entering their classrooms in Hassan Shuaib School in Damascus, Syria. Facing extraordinary challenges, millions of Syrian children in government controlled areas returned to school this week to the backdrop of a raging civil war and an international debate over the country’s chemical weapons stockpile Read more

A member of the Shohadaa Badr Brigade, which operates under Free Syrian Army, sits on a bed in Ashrafieh, Aleppo...A member of the Shohadaa Badr Brigade, which operates under the Free Syrian Army, sits on a bed in Ashrafieh, Aleppo September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

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A member of the Shohadaa Badr Brigade, which operates under the Free Syrian Army, sits on a bed in Ashrafieh in Aleppo, Syria