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Participants at a global security conference in Moscow in April gather near a big screen showing a Russian warplane unloading its weapons over a target in Syria. Russia became involved in the Syrian civil war in 2015 in support of its ally President Bashar Assad. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Russia Says Agreements Were Discussed With Trump On Syria. The U.S. Is Silent

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President Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin leave a press conference after their meeting Monday in Helsinki. Trump sided against his intelligence officials, who have said Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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The Um Jurius fire base is near Syria's border and Sinjar mountain, where minority Yazidis fled to escape an ISIS genocide in 2014. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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From Deep In The Iraqi Desert, A New U.S. Fire Base Targets ISIS In Syria

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Syrian refugees get an identity check on the Lebanese side of the al-Zamrani crossing between Lebanon and Syria on Thursday. Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'I Hope To God We Will Be Safe': Refugees In Lebanon Start Returning To Syria

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Hussam Allahham, a refugee from Syria who is trained as a doctor, now works part-time for a refugee aid organization in Wales. He says Syrians can be shocked when they reach small villages, and he tells them to consider it a break after years of struggle to survive. Daniella Cheslow/NPR hide caption

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'Your Children Are Safe': A Town In Wales Welcomes Refugees From Syria

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A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the rebel group backed by the U.S.-led coalition, looks out upon the ruins of Raqqa last October, toward the end of the coalition's campaign to dislodge the Islamic State from its former stronghold. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A member of the Syrian government forces stands at the entrance of Yarmouk refugee camp on Monday, the day that the military announced it had full control of Damascus and its outskirts. Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A soldier in Syria's President Bashar al-Assad forces near the Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus. Syria's government captured at least two villages from U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces east of the Euphrates River near the border with Iraq. Omar Sanadiki/Reuters hide caption

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Amani and her twin daughters Masa and Malaz at a camp for displaced persons in northern Syria after fleeing Douma, a town near Damascus, where they say they suffered a chlorine attack. Lama al-Arian/NPR hide caption

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Yemeni-American Fathi Alhuthaifi stands with his son Ahmed, 9. His wife has been denied a visa under the Trump administration's travel ban. Deb Amos/NPR hide caption

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