Deborah Amos Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.

Maysam Selmo, 8, during her first week at Albashayer School for Syrian Refugee Children in Antakya, Turkey. She and her extended family fled their village in northwestern Syria, and now live in a crowded apartment. Jodi Hilton for NPR hide caption

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Syria's War Leaves Its Scars On The Children

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Local Opposition Councils Act As Government In Parts Of Syria

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A Syrian woman carries a ration of bread on her head in the northern city of Aleppo. The Syrian opposition now runs local councils in many cities, particularly in the north. They often face major challenges in providing basics likes food, water and electricity. Odd Anderson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Doctors Provide Supplies, Training To Syrians

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Syrian Army Said To Be Readying Chemical Weapons

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Razan Shalab Alsham, in bright blue, works for the Syrian Emergency Task Force. She helped provide uniforms for the new civil police force of Khirbet al-Joz. Deborah Amos hide caption

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Syrian Villagers Hope Their Example Will Be A Model

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Rebels Making Gains In Syria Conflict

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Mothers and their children sit among their washing in a refugee camp on the border between Syria and Turkey near the northern city of Azaz on Wednesday. The internally displaced faced further misery as heavy rain was followed by a drop in temperatures. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'It's A Disaster': Life Inside A Syrian Refugee Camp

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Rajiv Shah (left), the head of USAID, speaks with children during a visit at the Oncupinar Syrian refugee camp in Turkey, near the Syrian border, on Nov. 27. Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Steps Up Aid (But No Arms) To Syrian Exiles

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Turkish soldiers stand guard in the town of Akcakale, just across the border from Syria, on Oct. 4. The Turks have often issued stern warnings and retaliated when shooting from the Syrian war has come across their border. But Turkey did not respond to an incident over the weekend. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Damascus Remains Cut Off By Fighting

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Aleppo Today broadcasts are simple but relay crucial information — from tank movements to Internet connectivity — to the people who remain in the embattled northern Syrian town. It relies on a network of 70 correspondents to provide a 24-hour news stream. Aleppo Today hide caption

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In Syria, Aleppo Today Is Must-See TV For Survival

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Syrian Rebels Plan Free Election

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Rebel Forces Make Major Gains In Syria

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A Syrian rebel fighter is shown in the northeastern Syrian border town of Ras al-Ayn on Nov. 11, several days after the rebels captured it. The rebel takeover has created friction with the town's Kurdish population. Murad Seezer/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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