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France says Syrian rebels need to wrest areas from radicals

DOHA (Reuters) - Syrian rebels need to wrest back control of territory held by Islamist militants whose involvement in the conflict gives Bashar al-Assad a pretext for more violence, French President Francois Hollande said on Sunday.Full story

U.N. talking to Germany about resettling 5,000 Syrian refugees

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee agency is talking to Germany about temporarily resettling up to 5,000 Syrian refugees, UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards said on Tuesday. Full story

The children of Zaatari

  Jordan, swelling with Syrian refugees, is having to turn away some families who are desperate to escape the war. Every day, more and more arrive on the border, hoping to reach the camp, but some are being sent away. NBC’s John Ray reports.

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  Explosions rock Turkey-Syria border

NBC’s Richard Engel reports from Turkey where two car bomb explosions killed at least four people and injured dozenz more in the town of Reyhanli near the Syria border.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets a group of Syrian refugees during a joint meeting with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh at the Zaatari refugee camp near the Jordanian city of Mafraq
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets a group of Syrian refugees during a joint meeting with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh at the Zaatari refugee camp near the Jordanian city of Mafraq

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets a group of Syrian refugees during a joint meeting with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh (sitting, R) at the Zaatari refugee camp near the Jordanian city of Mafraq July 18, 2013. REUTERS/Mandel Ngan/Pool