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4 things to know about the state of conflict today

Smoke rises from Qarmeed camp after who Islamist rebel fighters said was a suicide bomber from al Qaeda's Nusra Front drove a truck packed with explosives into the compound and blew it up, in northwestern Idlib province April 26, 2015. A coalition of Islamist rebels seized the army base in northwestern Syria at dawn on Monday after the suicide bomber from al Qaeda's Nusra Front drove a truck packed with explosives into the compound and blew it up. The capture of Qarmeed camp, reported by a rebel commander and social media videos showing militants inside the base, brought the coalition closer to seizing most of Idlib province and moving toward Latakia, the ancestral home of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Picture taken April 26, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - GF10000074338

The world remains a long way from achieving peace and equality. Image: REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

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