A Syrian woman cries as she leaves a residential block in Aleppo, Syria, reportedly hit by an explosives-filled barrel dropped by a government forces helicopter on March 18. Khaled Khatib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syria Gives Up Chemical Weapons ... But A War Rages On

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Rebel fighters inspect the wreckage of a Syrian army helicopter after the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, allegedly destroyed it in March in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Mohammed Al-Khatieb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Extremists In Syria, Extortion Brings Piles Of Cash From Iraq

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A man looks at an unexploded barrel bomb that landed in a cemetery after being dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Iranians Begin To Feel The Heavy Burden Of Syria's War

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An informal Girl Scout group at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan sings: "We want to learn and rise up to fulfill our dreams." Nabih Bulos/NPR hide caption

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A Syrian Refugee Camp With Girl Scouts And A Safeway Store

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A Syrian refugee boy stands outside his tent at Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, earlier this week. Muhammad Hamed/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A North Korean KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missile rolls past in a military parade in Pyongyang in July to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice. A team of U.S. researchers recently found the buildings where the North Korean military is believed to be assembling the launchers. David Guttenfelder/AP hide caption

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Many shops in this area of Beirut, Lebanon, known as the Dahiyeh, are now lined with sandbags to shield them against possible bombings. Tim Fitzsimons for NPR hide caption

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Beirut's Suburbs Take New Precautions As Syrian Unrest Expands

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Two men, who were among about 80 civilians evacuated on Friday, look out from a bus in the Syrian city of Homs. EPA/Landov hide caption

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First Evacuees Leave Syrian City Of Homs

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Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., addresses the Security Council on Monday. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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U.S. Still Working For Syria Resolution, Envoy To U.N. Says

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In January, this Free Syrian Army fighter stood in front of graffiti in Aleppo that read, roughly, "down with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant." On Monday, al-Qaida's leadership said it has no ties with that jihadist group. Jalal Alhalabi /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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