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Syrian refugee Monzer Omar, 34, was recently reunited with his family in Germany. Wife Walaa Ahmed, 26, holds 14-month-old Lossin. Omar holds Lamar (left), age 4, and Lojain, 2. Esme Nicholson/NPR hide caption

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In Germany, A Syrian Refugee Is Reunited With His Family

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Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul, right, reads one of his poems for Ta'sheeq, a project he founded to help Syrian poets and artists share their experiences. Artiom Maksimov/Courtesy of Ta'sheeq hide caption

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U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, regroup on the northern outskirts of Deir Ezzor as they advance to encircle the ISIS bastion of Raqqa on Feb. 21. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Big Changes And Major Dilemmas Loom In Next Phase Of ISIS War In Syria

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks Wednesday at the meeting of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS in Washington. Top officials from the 68-nation coalition are looking to increase pressure on ISIS. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Tillerson: Defeating ISIS 'No. 1 Goal' for U.S., But Others Should Do More

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A tribal leader from the Rukban camp tries to get help for children from Raqaa who were separated from their parents, who were allowed into Jordan two years ago after their father became ill. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Along Syria-Jordan Border, Refugees Struggle At A Camp Aid Workers Can't Visit

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Mohammed Mohiedin Anis, or Abu Omar, 70, smokes his pipe as he sits in his destroyed bedroom listening to music on his vinyl player, gramophone, in Aleppo's formerly rebel-held al-Shaar neighbourhood. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Living Among the Ruins In Aleppo, A Man Keeps Playing His Songs

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Syrian security forces cordon off the area following a reported suicide bombing at the old palace of justice building in Damascus on March 15, 2017. Stringer /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Solomon Yhdego gained asylum in Germany after escaping Eritrea when he was forced to join the army. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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For Refugees In Germany, Hope And Frustration Mark Path Toward Integration

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Violence in Syria killed more than 650 children last year, UNICEF says — a 20 percent increase from 2015. Here, Syrians return to their homes in Al Bab, after pro-Turkish militias took the town back from ISIS fighters. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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The Marines will join the approximately 500 U.S. troops already in Syria, such as these U.S. forces on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Manbij on Sunday. Delil Souleiman /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A U.N. report Wednesday said Syrian forces deliberately targeted an air strike against a convoy on its way to deliver humanitarian aid in Aleppo in September. At the time, the U.N. said at least 18 trucks in the 31-vehicle convoy were destroyed. Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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