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New evidence presented in a Washington, D.C., federal court claims that American journalist Marie Colvin, right, was killed in a targeted assassination by the Syrian regime in 2012. Arthur Edwards/AP hide caption

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Syrian Defector: Assad Forces Targeted, Killed Journalist Marie Colvin

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Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, speaks with Syrian troops in newly captured areas of eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus, Syria, Sunday. Al-Ikhbariya TV broadcast images of Assad surrounded by soldiers on a street in eastern Ghouta, where a Syrian offensive has been underway over the past month. It was not clear where in eastern Ghouta Assad was. Syrian presidency Facebook page via AP hide caption

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A volunteer rescue team attempts to put out a fire in the Syrian city of Maaret al-Numan, in the rebel-held province of Idlib, on Wednesday, following airstrikes reported by a U.K.-based monitoring group. Amer Alhamwe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Civilians Are Being Targeted In Syria Airstrikes

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United Nations special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura is seen on a video screen as he listens to a Security council meeting on Syria at U.N. headquarters in June about the possible use of sarin gas in an attack that killed more than 90 people. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Mohammad Al Abdallah, the executive director of the Syria Justice and Accountability Centre, shows a video that was posted to YouTube of illegal cluster bombing in Syria. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Activists Build Human Rights Abuse Cases With Help From Cellphone Videos

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Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces look toward Tabqa, Syria. The U.S. announced Tuesday that it will begin arming Kurds allied with the SDF as the Pentagon prepares an offensive to retake the ISIS stronghold Raqqa. Syrian Democratic Forces via AP hide caption

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A Syrian refugee boy plays outside his family's tent in a Syrian refugee camp in the town of Zahrani, Lebanon, in December. Some 1 million Syrians live in Lebanon as refugees, according to the U.N. Mohammed Zaatari/AP hide caption

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On Jan. 5, demonstrators in Maaret al-Numan, in the Idlib province of Syria, hold banners during a protest for civilians who starved to death in Madaya. Aid is expected to reach Madaya Monday. On Saturday, Maaret al-Numan, the city shown here, was hit by an airstrike that killed up to 60 people, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Abdullah Kurdi, holds the body of his 3-year-old son, Aylan Kurdi, during the burial of the boy, his brother Friday and his mother at a funeral in Kobane, Syria. Dicle News Agency/EPA/Landov hide caption

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For Family Of Drowned Syrian Boy, 'There Was No Other Hope,' Uncle Says

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A Syrian refugee child carries water in the Fayda Camp, some 25 miles east of Beirut, Lebanon, on March 10. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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Amid Strains, Syrian Refugees Are Facing Curfews In Lebanon

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Syrian look up after an apparent airstrike by forces loyal to President Bashar Assad on Tuesday in the city of Aleppo. Ammar Abdullah/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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