Fleeing Syria

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Syrian refugees cross from Syria to Turkey by the Orontes river, near the village of Hacipasa, Turkey, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.  Syrian rebel commanders have elected a new 30-member leadership council and a chief of staff, a senior rebel said Saturday in a major step toward unifying the opposition that is fighting to oust President Bashar Assad. The Supreme Military Council, which was chosen Friday during a meeting in Turkey, will work with the political leadership that was chosen last month in Qatar. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

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The number of Syrian children forced to flee their devastated homeland will on Aug. 23 reach 1 million, half of all the refugees driven abroad by the conflict, the United Nations said. Another two million Syrian minors are uprooted within their country and are often attacked or recruited as fighters in violation of humanitarian law. (Reuters)

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