The kids who put Aleppo’s suffering on the map

Updated 12:10 PM ET, Tue December 13, 2016

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(CNN)The final days of the years-long battle for Aleppo are here. One by one, neighborhoods are falling to the Syrian regime, and those left behind face a variety of gruesome fates: Will they be trapped? Bombed? Or executed by government forces, as reports are suggesting?

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The body of a 2-year-old boy who washed ashore in Turkey was identified as Alan Kurdi, seen here, left, with his brother, Galip, who also drowned. The boys and their mother, Rehen, died during a treacherous journey across the Mediterranean Sea in September 2015 to escape war-torn Syria. The boys aunt, Tima Kurdi, who lives in Canada, posted this image to Facebook.The body of a 2-year-old boy who washed ashore in Turkey was identified as Alan Kurdi, seen here, left, with his brother, Galip, who also drowned. The boys and their mother, Rehen, died during a treacherous journey across the Mediterranean Sea in September 2015 to escape war-torn Syria. The boys’ aunt, Tima Kurdi, who lives in Canada, posted this image to Facebook.graphic warning - multiple imagesAuthorities stand near Alans lifeless body on September 2, 2015. This photo went viral around the world, often with a Turkish hashtag that means quot;Flotsam of Humanity.quot;An officer in Bodrum, Turkey, carries Alans body away from the shore on September 2, 2015.  The child was one of 12 refugees who drowned during a failed attempt to sail to the Greek island of Kos.People carry a coffin during the funeral for Alan, Galip and the boys mother, Rehen, in Kobani, Syria, on Friday, September 4, 2015. Alans father brought their bodies back from Turkey for burial in the city they had fled.People stand near the coffins during the burial ceremony in Kobani on September 4, 2015.Abdullah Kurdi, the boys father and widower of Rehen, mourns during the funeral in Kobani on September 4, 2015.Men dig graves for the three coffins in Kobani on September 4, 2015.Kurdi holds Alans body before burying him in Kobani on September 4, 2015.One of the coffins gets lowered into the ground September 4, 2015, in Kobani.drowned syrian boy brothergraphic warning - multiple imagesRESTRICTED refugee boy bodrum02 refugee boy bodrumRESTRICTED 01 aylan kurdi 0904RESTRICTED 02 aylan kurdi 0904RESTRICTED 03 aylan kurdi 0904RESTRICTED 04 aylan kurdi 0904RESTRICTED 05 aylan kurdi 0904RESTRICTED 06 aylan kurdi 0904Syrian girl tweets from inside Alepposyria aleppo girl bana al-abed karadsheh pkg_00013424

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Syrian child cries for father after airstrikesSyrian child cries for father after airstrikes

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