Firefighters combat a blaze on April 29, after regime helicopters targeted a medical center in an opposition-controlled region of Aleppo, Syria. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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A Cease-Fire In Name Alone

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Belkiz Halip and her children Eye (left) and Zehra fled bombing in Aleppo to a tent city close to the Bab al-Salam crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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A Syrian man is among the thousands who have fled the fighting in and around the northern city of Aleppo. Thousands of Syrians have gathered at the Bab al-Salam crossing in an attempt to enter Turkey, which has kept the gate closed. Syrian government troops, assisted by Russian airstrikes, have been making gains in the Aleppo area. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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A first responder in the rebel-held city of Aleppo carries a child who was wounded in a government airstrike on Sept. 16. Karam Al-Masri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Syria, Health Care Workers Are The Heroes — And The Targets

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Satellite photo made available by Amnesty International on Wednesday of the Jabal Badro area of Aleppo, Syria, before a ballistic missile strike on Feb. 18 that reportedly killed scores of residents. AP hide caption

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Robert Ford, the State Department's point man on Syria policy, appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 11. Michael Reynolds/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Syrians carry a large revolution flag and chant slogans during a protest in Aleppo, Syria, where young people and children sang songs against President Bashar Assad and the Syrian regime, Dec. 21, 2012. Virginie Nguyen Hoang/AP hide caption

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