A British army officer has her handgun cocked as Iraqi civilians flee fighting in Basra April 6, 2003. PHOTO: Reuters/Yannis Behrakis
Civilians Flee Aleppo Amid Intense Bombardment Hundreds of people fled their homes in Aleppo on Sunday as Syrian regime forces continued to advance into opposition-held areas amid intense bombardment seizing key territory as they gained momentum against rebels in the war-torn city. Photo: AP.
Syrian civilians flee in a vehicle at Houla near Homs, September 9, 2012. File/UPI License photo Published: Sept. 3, 2013 BRUSSELS, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The crisis facing Syrian refugees and the neighboring countries that host them is bound to grow more severe, an EU crisis official said Tuesday.