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Illustration on Putin's moves in Syria by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration on Putin's actions in Syria by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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In this photo taken on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, Russian SU-24M jet fighter armed with laser guided bombs takes off from a runaway at Hmeimim airbase in Syria. The skies over Syria are increasingly crowded, and increasingly dangerous. The air forces of multiple countries are on the attack, often at cross purposes in Syria’s civil war, sometimes without coordination and now, it seems, at risk of unintended conflict. (AP Photo/Alexander Kots, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Photo via AP)

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Illustration on the increasingly dangerous international situation developing in Syria by M. Ryder/Tribune Content Agency

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Syrian President Bashar Assad's fate may lie in a compromise between Mr. Putin and President Obama that would let him stay for the short term.

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Illustration on ISIS slaughter of Christians in Iraq and Syria by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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One of Syria's most prominent antiquities scholars, Khaled al-Asaad, speaks in Syria. Islamic State militants beheaded al-Asaad in the ancient town of Palmyra, Syria, then strapped his body to one of the town's Roman columns, Syrian state media and an activist group said Wednesday. (SANA via AP)

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In this photo released on Jan. 14, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, an Islamic State militant, right, gives a ball to a boy, left, during a street preaching event in Tel Abyad in Raqqa province, northeast Syria. IS extremists have made it a priority to mold children under their rule into a new generation of militants, luring them into becoming fighters, suicide bombers and executioners. (Militant website via AP)

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Robert Rose, 25, left the Bronx, N.Y. to fight in Syria against the Islamic State group. (Image: NBC News screenshot) ** FILE **

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National Edition News cover for July 26, 2015 - Islamic State works to build a government system: The Islamic State is building up infrastructure across territory its militants have captured in Iraq and Syria. Analysts say the group will become more entrenched among local populations if its governance goes unchallenged. (jihadology.net)

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Turkish army tanks hold positions near the border with Syria, in the outskirts of the village of Elbeyi, east of the town of Kilis, in southeaster Turkey, Thursday, July 23, 2015. Suspected Islamic State militants fired at a Turkish military outpost from a region under IS control, inside Syrian territory Thursday, killing a Turkish soldier and wounding two others, an official said. Turkish troops retaliated to the attack and at least one IS militant was killed, amid a surge of violence in Turkey following a suicide bomb attack near Turkey's border with Syria which killed 32 people. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

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A Kurdish YPG fighter at a base in northeastern Syria said his M-16 assault rifle, stamped with the words "Property of U.S. Govt," was captured from the Islamic State, which probably took it from the Iraqi army. (Campbell MacDiarmid/Special to The Washington Times)

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Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., talks to media before entering a classified members-only briefing on Syria by senior administration officials on Capitol Hill, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Washington. Sunday the Obama administration confidently predicted congressional backing for limited action in Syria. Further classified meetings are scheduled in upcoming days. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Syria overtook Afghanistan to become the world's biggest source of refugees last year, while the number of people forced from their homes by conflicts worldwide rose to a record 59.5 million, the United Nations' refugee agency said Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, southeastern Turkey, a Turkish soldier stands on an armoured personnel carrier as in the background a flag of the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, is raised over the town of Tal Abyad, Syria, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Kurdish fighters with the YPG along with their allies Free Syrian Army, took full control of Tal Abyad on Tuesday, dealing a major blow to the Islamic State group's ability to wage war in Syria. Mopping up operations have started to make the town safe for the return of residents, after more than a year of State group militants holding control of the town.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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A Turkish soldier on an armored personnel carrier watches as in the background a flag of the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, is raised over the city of Tal Abyad, Syria, June 16, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Kurdish people waving flags flash the V-sign and applaud while lining the road, as the convoy carrying the body of U.S. citizen Keith Broomfield, killed in fighting with the militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, is driven by through Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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National Edition News cover for June 2, 2015 - Islamic State building for future: In this photo released on May 4, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, Islamic State militants pass by a convoy in Tel Abyad town, northeast Syria. In contrast to the failures of the Iraqi army, in Syria Kurdish fighters are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast in recent days, under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes. (Militant website via AP)

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In its latest efforts, the terror group Islamic State is using social media to recruit jihadis to its self-styled paradise on earth, hoping to lure trained professionals like doctors and builders to improve the stateless group's infrastructure in Iraq and Syria. (Associated Press)

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While U.S. forces have conducted over 7,000 sorties over Iraq and Syria in 2015, only 25 percent had at least one "weapons release" upon Islamic State ground positions. (Associated Press)