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Red Crescent personnel set up tents in the Iraqi town of al-Qaim near the border with Syria

Red Crescent personnel set up tents in the Iraqi town of al-Qaim near the border with Syria for refugees fleeing the fighting in Syria. Having fled a city where shells fell "like rain" and children died in front of them, Syrian refugees spoke of the hell that would erupt every night as troops sought to retake their border town

Scenes from a Civil War

Fighting between Syrian security forces and the opposition has forced thousands to flee their homes. The international community has yet to decide what to do as fighting continues in the cities of Damascus and Aleppo.