President Obama walks along the West Wing Colonnade toward the Oval Office ahead of Tuesday night's speech on Syria. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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The port city of Tartous is in a region loyal to President Bashar Assad. The city has been a refuge for supporters to vacation and seek work. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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Anti-Assad fighters stood atop a captured army tank on Wednesday in the village of Anadan, about 4 miles northwest of Aleppo. Ahmad Gharabli /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Syria, Both Sides Now Have Heavy Weapons In Aleppo

As fighting intensifies in the Syrian city, there are fears about the deadly consequences for civilians.

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Saturday: In this picture provided by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network, people watch the mass burial of victims from Friday's violence in Houla. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian refugee children looked out of a bus last week after they arrived at a camp in Turkey. Bulent Kilic /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Syria, Peace Plan 'Is Unraveling'

"It's almost as if in certain parts of the country the ceasefire isn't in effect anymore," NPR's Kelly McEvers reports.

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