Drone shots show destruction in Idlib village near key Syria highways | AFP

Aerial shots show destruction in the village of Afes, which lies between the strategic M4 and M5 highways that transverse Syria’s northwest. The village now lies deserted and in ruins after a Russian-backed regime offensive against the country’s last rebel-held bastion. DE DRONEN°1PU5WR

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Tracing his wounded body, one man charts the course of Syria’s war | AFP

First he lost three fingers, later his hearing in one ear. The next time, he lost his legs and eyes. Ibrahim al-Ali was wounded every time he tried to escape Syria’s war. In a camp for the displaced near the Turkish border, the 33-year-old father of four shows the scars he has sustained in a conflict now entering its tenth year.

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Displaced families seek shelter at abandoned prison in Idlib, Syria | AFP

Displaced Syrian families who are running low on options for shelter ranging from abandoned schools to stadiums, seek shelter at an abandoned prison in the city of Idlib because of unaffordable rent prices and overpopulated camps. Poor living conditions is forcing around 95 families to live cramped together at an abandoned prison for the time being. Since December, the violence in northwestern Syria has sent more than 948,000 people fleeing their homes, according to the UN. More than 470 civilians have been killed, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the war.

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Migrants Trying to Enter Europe Are About to Be Stuck Between the Greek Army and Turkish Police

EDIRINE, Turkey — Thousands of refugees and migrants from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran and elsewhere have been trying to push their way across the Turkish border with Greece to find their way to Europe, only to find themselves forced back with tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition.

On Wednesday, Turkish officials say at least one person was shot dead by Greek security forces, but Greek authorities have denied the killing.

VICE News spoke to half a dozen refugees today who witnessed Greek security forces firing live rounds at migrants rushing the border fence at the Pazarkule crossing early this morning.

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Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan start talks in Moscow on Syria | AFP

The leaders of Russia and Turkey meet in Moscow after a surge in fighting in Syria raised fears of their armies clashing and launched a new migrant crisis. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is looking for Putin to agree to a rapid ceasefire in Idlib, the northwestern province of Syria where Ankara is battling Moscow-backed regime forces. IMAGES

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Syria rescue workers sift through rubble after deadly air strikes in Idlib | AFP

Syrian Civil Defence rescue workers, also known as White Helmets, dig through the rubble in search of missing victims after deadly air strikes hit an area where displaced Syrians were staying on the outskirts of the town of Maaret Misrin in Idlib province. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said 15 civilians including a child were killed in the strikes, which it attributed the Syrian government’s Russian ally. CONTENT WARNING: IMAGES OF DEAD, WOUNDED AND BLOOD // NO SOUND AT SOURCE ON AERIAL SHOTS

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Greek nationalists bring large Greek flag to border crossing with Turkey | AFP

Greek nationalists bring large Greek flag to border post with Turkey in Kastanies, shouting ‘politicians, traitors, bastards’. A massive influx of migrants swelled along the border over the weekend after Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to open its frontier to Europe as tensions mount over its deepening conflict in Syria. IMAGES

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Greece: a boat loaded with migrants arrives on Lesbos island | AFP

A boat loaded with migrants arrives on the coast of Lesbos after Turkish officials say Ankara will no longer prevent refugees from going to Europe. Thousands of migrants have flooded to Turkey’s border with Greece in a bid to enter the EU after Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to open its frontier to Europe as tensions mount over its deepening conflict in Syria. IMAGES

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Turkey: Tear gas fired to push migrants away from Greece border | AFP

Tear gas appears to be fired from the Greek side to push migrants away from the border, as hundreds are blocked at the Turkish border with Greece. They now hope they can cross into the EU member state after Ankara said it would no longer prevent refugees from crossing into Europe following the death of 33 Turkish troops in northern Syria. IMAGES

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Videographic looking at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. NATO’s ruling council will meet Friday for urgent talks on the Syria crisis after at least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an air strike blamed on Damascus.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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