• In this image made from video and posted online from Validated UGC, a man leads a woman in tears and child out of the scene after airstrikes hit Aleppo, Syria, Thursday, April 28, 2016. A Syrian monitoring group and a first-responders team say new airstrikes on the rebel-held part of the contested city of Aleppo have killed over a dozen people and brought down at least one residential building. The new violence on Thursday brings the death toll in the past 24-hours in the deeply divided city to at least 61 killed. (Validated UGC via AP video)

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  • In this Sunday, April 24, 2016, file photo made from video posted online by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, Civil Defense workers run after airstrikes and shelling hit Aleppo, Syria. A military buildup in northern Syria coupled with heavy fighting and mounting civilian casualties spells the end of a cease-fire that for two months brought much needed relief to war-stricken Syrians, ushering in what could be an even more ruinous chapter in the country's five-year-old conflict. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP video, File)

    Military buildup, fighting spells end of Syrian cease-fire

    BEIRUT (AP) — A military buildup in northern Syria, coupled with heavy fighting and mounting civilian casualties, spells the end of a cease-fire that for two months brought some relief to a war-weary country. The renewed violence is ushering in what could be an even more ruinous chapter in the 5-year-old conflict.

  • In this Saturday, April 16, 2016 photo, a woman shops at the Hamadiyah market, or souk in Arabic, that was named after the 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II, in the Old city of Damascus, Syria. In Damascus, it is easy to forget the war beyond. The airstrikes, the ruins and starvation, sometimes only few miles away, seem distant and unseen. Since a partial cease-fire went into effect at the end of February, the mortar shells from opposition-held suburbs have stopped.  (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    In Damascus, an uneasy stability boosts Syria’s Assad

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Looking out from the Syrian capital these days, one can understand why President Bashar Assad would be in no hurry to make concessions at peace talks in Geneva, let alone consider stepping down as the opposition demands.

  • Syrian chief negotiator Bashar al-Jaafari, Ambassador of the Permanent Representative Mission of Syria to the United Nations, speaks during a press conference after a round of negotiations between the Syrian government and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, April 22, 2016. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

    Deadly airstrikes hit northern Syria as talks stall

    BEIRUT (AP) — At least 18 people were killed Friday when airstrikes hit several rebel-held neighborhoods in Syria’s contested northern city of Aleppo, anti-government activists said, an escalation that placed added strain on a fragile cease-fire.

  • Members of the Syrian government delegation, with Syrian ambassador to the United Nations and head of the government delegation Bashar al-Jaafari, left, and Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmed Arnous attend a meeting with UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura during Syria peace talks at the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, April 22, 2016. (Fabrice Coffrini/Pool Photo via AP)

    The Latest: French FM says Syria talks in ‘danger zone’

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