This frame grab from video by Haberturk TV shows a Russian warplane on fire before crashing on a hill as seen from Hatay province, Turkey, on Tuesday. Uncredited/AP hide caption

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The northern Syrian city of Aleppo — shown here pm March 3 — was once home to a thriving Jewish community. Now its Jews have fled. And for one family, reportedly the last Jews of Aleppo, getting out of Syria wasn't the end of the story. Zein Al-Rifai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Canada has pledged to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees, likely including women, children and injured people who have been living in camps in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. Here, children stand outside their tents during a sandstorm, in a refugee camp in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley in September. Bilal Hussein/AP hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives on day two of the G-20 Turkey Leaders Summit on November 16, 2015 in Antalya. Ozan Kose /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A French sailor checks a Super-Etendard fighter jet on the deck of France's nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle before it leaves its home port of Toulon on Wednesday. France has deployed its aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean to help fight ISIS. Claude Paris/AP hide caption

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Russia Says It's Planning Joint Anti-ISIS Operations With France

"With the arrival of the Charles de Gaulle warship to the Syrian shore we will organize joint military operations," a senior Russian officer says.

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Dimitri Bontinck spoke with the press at Antwerp's main courthouse in February, when his son Jejoen was among those on trial for taking part in a terrorist organization that allegedly recruited fighters for jihadi groups in Syria. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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Invited By Obama To 'Pop Off,' John McCain Just Did

In an interview with Morning Edition, the Republican senator criticized the administration's strategy against ISIS, following the president's remarks Monday.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is one of a growing number of state leaders who oppose efforts to resettle Syrian refugees inside their states. He is shown here during a meeting with reporters in June. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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British daily newspapers from earlier this year showed the masked killer now identified as ISIS figure Mohammed Emwazi. He was targeted Thursday by the U.S. in an airstrike in Raqqa, Syria. Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A photo of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, Syria, released May 17, shows the site where Islamic State militants have destroyed a nearly 2,000-year-old arch and ancient temples. SANA/AP hide caption

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An honor guard soldier stands next to a monument in Bucharest, Romania, in Feb. 2012, that bears the names of Jews killed when the SS Struma — the ship they were on as refugees on their way to what was then Palestine — was sunk by a Soviet torpedo in the Black Sea. All but one of the 779 people on board died. Vadim Ghirda/AP hide caption

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The U.S. plans to send up to 50 members of its Special Operations Forces to Syria to help fight ISIS. They'll be entering a war zone with many combatants. Here, smoke rises from a building in the rebel-controlled area of Douma, east of Damascus, early Friday, after a reported shelling by Syria's government. Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (center left), Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (center right) meet with foreign ministers for talks on Syria at a hotel in Vienna, Austria, on Friday. Brendan Smialowski/AP hide caption

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An excerpt from The Arab of the Future about growing up in Libya in the 1980s, where housing was free. But another family moved into the author's home while he and his family were away. Courtesy of Henry Holt and Co. hide caption

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