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A Syrian man looks on as buses with Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families on board arrive from their former rebel bastion of Douma in Eastern Ghouta at the Abu al-Zindeen checkpoint controlled by Turkish-backed rebel fighters near the Syrian town of al-Bab in the northern Aleppo province, on April 14, 2018. The Syrian army on April 14 declared that all anti-regime forces had left Eastern Ghouta, nearly two months into a blistering offensive on the rebel enclave. AFP
In this Thursday, April 5, 2018 photo, children look from the window of their house that was damaged last summer during fighting between U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters and Islamic State militants, in Raqqa, Syria. Six months after IS was driven out, residents of Raqqa feel they have been abandoned as the world moves on. They are trying to rebuild but fear everyone around them: the Kurdish-led militia that administers the majority Arab city; Syrian government forces nearby; gangs who kidnap or rob whoever shows signs of having money; and IS militants who may still be hiding among the people. AP
This image released early Sunday, April 8, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a child receiving oxygen through respirators following an alleged poison gas attack in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria. Syrian rescuers and medics said the attack on Douma killed at least 40 people. The Syrian government denied the allegations, which could not be independently verified. The alleged attack in Douma occurred Saturday night amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce. AP
Explosive materials and ammunition at an arms depot in the newly-captured town of Zamalka town, Eastern Ghouta, in the countryside of Damascus, Syria, 11 April 2018. The city was recently recaptured by the Syrian government during a military offensive that was launched more than a month ago against rebels. According to media reports, Syrian army seized control of scores of towns and villages in the area. EPA
In this Thursday, April 5, 2018 photo, a Syrian man stands between buildings that were damaged last summer during fighting between U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters and Islamic State militants, in Raqqa, Syria. Six months after IS was driven out, residents of Raqqa feel they have been abandoned as the world moves on. They are trying to rebuild but fear everyone around them: the Kurdish-led militia that administers the majority Arab city; Syrian government forces nearby; gangs who kidnap or rob whoever shows signs of having money; and IS militants who may still be hiding among the people. AP
President Donald Trump enters to speak in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Friday, April 13, 2018, in Washington, about the United States' military response to Syria's chemical weapon attack on April 7.
his Friday, April 7, 2017 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea. With the Middle East on edge and many fearing inadvertent triggering of regional war, it is easy to forget that two weeks ago Trump shocked advisers in declaring an intention to withdraw troops from Syria. Now, apparently angered by a suspected chemical attack, Trump is threatening imminent military strikes against the Syrian government forces he blames and rattling a saber at Syria's patron Russia. AP
Damascus skies erupt with service to air missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. Syria's capital has been rocked by loud explosions that lit up the sky with heavy smoke as U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. AP
The Scientific Research Center building that was hit by the strikes that were launched on 14 April 2018 by the United States, Britain and France in Barzeh neighborhood in Damascus, Syria, in retaliation for an alleged chemical attackd. The Syrian Information Ministry organized a tour to the center, which the government said was used for pharmaceutical uses. EPA
This combination of satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company, shows the Barzah Research and Development Center in Syria on Friday, April 13, 2018, top, and on Sunday, April 15, bottom, following a U.S.-led allied missile attack. The U.S., France and Britain launched missiles at Syrian military targets early Saturday, April 14, in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus. AP
A handout photo made available by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows a general view of sunrise over the city of Damascus, Syria 14 April 2018. Media reports on 14 April 2018 state that USA, Britain and France bombed multiple government targets in Syria in an operation targeting alleged chemical weapons sites. EPA
In this file photo taken on August 8, 2017, smoke billows following a reported air strike on a rebel-held area in the southern Syrian city of Daraa. AFP
Buses carrying Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families from their former rebel bastion of Douma, arrive at the Abu al-Zindeen checkpoint controlled by Turkish-backed rebel fighters near the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, on April 10, 2018. AFP


Fighters from the Jaysh al-Izza (the Army of Glory), affiliated with the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army, take part in a training session in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on April 9, 2018. AFP
Syrian youths practice parkour in Aleppo, northern Syria, on April 7, 2018. AFP
A protestor holds a placard as he demonstrates against UK involvement in any military escalation in Syria on Whitehall in London, Britain April 13, 2018. REUTERS
In this file photo taken on May 1, 2008 Members of the 'The Iraq Campaign 2008' hold a large replica of 'Mission Accomplished' banner on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, DC. US President Donald Trump on April 15, 2018, defended his having hailed a US and allied strike in Syria as 'Mission Accomplished.' The phrase immediately evoked former president George W. Bush's premature Iraq victory speech on board the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003. A banner proclaiming 'Mission Accomplished' loomed in the background as Bush declared the end of major combat operations in Iraq, a claim belied by the years of hard fighting that followed. AFP
Protesters burn a U.S flag during a demonstration outside the U.S embassy against a possible offensive against Syria in Athens, Greece, April 13, 2018. REUTERS
Protesters take part in a demonstration in London, Friday, April 13, 2018, organised by the Stop the War Coalition against possible military intervention or bombing by western allies in Syria. Amid escalating global tensions over Syria, President Donald Trump and other world leaders weighed options for responding -- possibly with military strikes -- to the Syrian government's suspected chemical weapons attack against civilians. Trump's U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, said Friday the president had not yet made a final decision on how and whether to respond. AP
Kurdish people living in Greece shout slogans as they stage a protest in front of the EU offices in Athens on April 11, 2018, calling for international intervention for Kurds in the Syrian city of Afrin. AFP
A protester is silhouetted behind a Syrian flag during a demonstration outside the U.S embassy against a possible offensive against Syria in Athens, Greece, April 13, 2018. REUTERS
Political satire artist Kaya Mar holds his painting of British Prime Minister Theresa May outside Downing Street ahead of a so called 'war cabinet' in London, Britain, 12 April 2018. British Prime Minster Theresa May is convening an emergency war cabinet to decide whether or not Britain will support military action in Syria. EPA
A Syrian boy sits at a camp for displaced Syrians after buses carrying Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families from their former rebel bastion of Douma arrived at the camp in al-Bil, east of the rebel-held town of Azaz in northern Syria, on April 10, 2018. AFP
A Syrian man sits on the road with a child as buses carrying Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families from their former rebel bastion of Douma, arrive at the Abu al-Zindeen checkpoint controlled by Turkish-backed rebel fighters near the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, on April 10, 2018. AFP
Syrian men pray as buses with Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families on board arrive from their former rebel bastion of Douma in Eastern Ghouta at the Abu al-Zindeen checkpoint controlled by Turkish-backed rebel fighters near the Syrian town of al-Bab in the northern Aleppo province, on April 14, 2018. The Syrian army on April 14 declared that all anti-regime forces had left Eastern Ghouta, nearly two months into a blistering offensive on the rebel enclave. AFP




A Syrian man looks on as buses with Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families on board arrive from their former rebel bastion of Douma in Eastern Ghouta at the Abu al-Zindeen checkpoint controlled by Turkish-backed rebel fighters near the Syrian town of al-Bab in the northern Aleppo province, on April 14, 2018. The Syrian army on April 14 declared that all anti-regime forces had left Eastern Ghouta, nearly two months into a blistering offensive on the rebel enclave. AFP
In this Thursday, April 5, 2018 photo, children look from the window of their house that was damaged last summer during fighting between U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters and Islamic State militants, in Raqqa, Syria. Six months after IS was driven out, residents of Raqqa feel they have been abandoned as the world moves on. They are trying to rebuild but fear everyone around them: the Kurdish-led militia that administers the majority Arab city; Syrian government forces nearby; gangs who kidnap or rob whoever shows signs of having money; and IS militants who may still be hiding among the people. AP
This image released early Sunday, April 8, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a child receiving oxygen through respirators following an alleged poison gas attack in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria. Syrian rescuers and medics said the attack on Douma killed at least 40 people. The Syrian government denied the allegations, which could not be independently verified. The alleged attack in Douma occurred Saturday night amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce. AP
Explosive materials and ammunition at an arms depot in the newly-captured town of Zamalka town, Eastern Ghouta, in the countryside of Damascus, Syria, 11 April 2018. The city was recently recaptured by the Syrian government during a military offensive that was launched more than a month ago against rebels. According to media reports, Syrian army seized control of scores of towns and villages in the area. EPA
In this Thursday, April 5, 2018 photo, a Syrian man stands between buildings that were damaged last summer during fighting between U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters and Islamic State militants, in Raqqa, Syria. Six months after IS was driven out, residents of Raqqa feel they have been abandoned as the world moves on. They are trying to rebuild but fear everyone around them: the Kurdish-led militia that administers the majority Arab city; Syrian government forces nearby; gangs who kidnap or rob whoever shows signs of having money; and IS militants who may still be hiding among the people. AP
President Donald Trump enters to speak in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Friday, April 13, 2018, in Washington, about the United States' military response to Syria's chemical weapon attack on April 7.
his Friday, April 7, 2017 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea. With the Middle East on edge and many fearing inadvertent triggering of regional war, it is easy to forget that two weeks ago Trump shocked advisers in declaring an intention to withdraw troops from Syria. Now, apparently angered by a suspected chemical attack, Trump is threatening imminent military strikes against the Syrian government forces he blames and rattling a saber at Syria's patron Russia. AP
Damascus skies erupt with service to air missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. Syria's capital has been rocked by loud explosions that lit up the sky with heavy smoke as U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. AP
The Scientific Research Center building that was hit by the strikes that were launched on 14 April 2018 by the United States, Britain and France in Barzeh neighborhood in Damascus, Syria, in retaliation for an alleged chemical attackd. The Syrian Information Ministry organized a tour to the center, which the government said was used for pharmaceutical uses. EPA
This combination of satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company, shows the Barzah Research and Development Center in Syria on Friday, April 13, 2018, top, and on Sunday, April 15, bottom, following a U.S.-led allied missile attack. The U.S., France and Britain launched missiles at Syrian military targets early Saturday, April 14, in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus. AP
A handout photo made available by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows a general view of sunrise over the city of Damascus, Syria 14 April 2018. Media reports on 14 April 2018 state that USA, Britain and France bombed multiple government targets in Syria in an operation targeting alleged chemical weapons sites. EPA
In this file photo taken on August 8, 2017, smoke billows following a reported air strike on a rebel-held area in the southern Syrian city of Daraa. AFP
Buses carrying Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families from their former rebel bastion of Douma, arrive at the Abu al-Zindeen checkpoint controlled by Turkish-backed rebel fighters near the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, on April 10, 2018. AFP


Fighters from the Jaysh al-Izza (the Army of Glory), affiliated with the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army, take part in a training session in the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on April 9, 2018. AFP
Syrian youths practice parkour in Aleppo, northern Syria, on April 7, 2018. AFP
A protestor holds a placard as he demonstrates against UK involvement in any military escalation in Syria on Whitehall in London, Britain April 13, 2018. REUTERS
In this file photo taken on May 1, 2008 Members of the 'The Iraq Campaign 2008' hold a large replica of 'Mission Accomplished' banner on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, DC. US President Donald Trump on April 15, 2018, defended his having hailed a US and allied strike in Syria as 'Mission Accomplished.' The phrase immediately evoked former president George W. Bush's premature Iraq victory speech on board the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003. A banner proclaiming 'Mission Accomplished' loomed in the background as Bush declared the end of major combat operations in Iraq, a claim belied by the years of hard fighting that followed. AFP
Protesters burn a U.S flag during a demonstration outside the U.S embassy against a possible offensive against Syria in Athens, Greece, April 13, 2018. REUTERS
Protesters take part in a demonstration in London, Friday, April 13, 2018, organised by the Stop the War Coalition against possible military intervention or bombing by western allies in Syria. Amid escalating global tensions over Syria, President Donald Trump and other world leaders weighed options for responding -- possibly with military strikes -- to the Syrian government's suspected chemical weapons attack against civilians. Trump's U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley, said Friday the president had not yet made a final decision on how and whether to respond. AP
Kurdish people living in Greece shout slogans as they stage a protest in front of the EU offices in Athens on April 11, 2018, calling for international intervention for Kurds in the Syrian city of Afrin. AFP
A protester is silhouetted behind a Syrian flag during a demonstration outside the U.S embassy against a possible offensive against Syria in Athens, Greece, April 13, 2018. REUTERS
Political satire artist Kaya Mar holds his painting of British Prime Minister Theresa May outside Downing Street ahead of a so called 'war cabinet' in London, Britain, 12 April 2018. British Prime Minster Theresa May is convening an emergency war cabinet to decide whether or not Britain will support military action in Syria. EPA
A Syrian boy sits at a camp for displaced Syrians after buses carrying Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families from their former rebel bastion of Douma arrived at the camp in al-Bil, east of the rebel-held town of Azaz in northern Syria, on April 10, 2018. AFP
A Syrian man sits on the road with a child as buses carrying Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families from their former rebel bastion of Douma, arrive at the Abu al-Zindeen checkpoint controlled by Turkish-backed rebel fighters near the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, on April 10, 2018. AFP
Syrian men pray as buses with Jaish al-Islam fighters and their families on board arrive from their former rebel bastion of Douma in Eastern Ghouta at the Abu al-Zindeen checkpoint controlled by Turkish-backed rebel fighters near the Syrian town of al-Bab in the northern Aleppo province, on April 14, 2018. The Syrian army on April 14 declared that all anti-regime forces had left Eastern Ghouta, nearly two months into a blistering offensive on the rebel enclave. AFP




Choi Won-suk wschoi@ktimes.com
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