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A Free Syrian Army fighter is seen in Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs October 22, 2012. Picture taken October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Thaeir Al-Khalidah/Shaam News Network/Handout

A Free Syrian Army fighter is seen in Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs October 22, 2012. Picture taken October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Thaeir Al-Khalidah/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Free Syrian Army fighters are seen in Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs November 1, 2012. Picture taken November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Thaeir Al-Khalidah/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters are seen in Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs November 1, 2012. Picture taken November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Thaeir Al-Khalidah/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A Free Syrian Army fighter runs in Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs November 1, 2012. Picture taken November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Thaeir Al-Khalidah/Shaam News Network/Handout

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs in Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs November 1, 2012. Picture taken November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Thaeir Al-Khalidah/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A member of the Free Syrian Army holds an unexploded bomb after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

A member of the Free Syrian Army holds an unexploded bomb after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Residents and members of Free Syrian Army walk among damaged buildings after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. Picture taken November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents and members of Free Syrian Army walk among damaged buildings after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. Picture taken November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Residents walk among damaged buildings after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs November 6, 2012. Picture taken November 6. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents walk among damaged buildings after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs November 6, 2012. Picture taken November 6. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Residents walk among damaged buildings after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. Picture taken November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents walk among damaged buildings after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. Picture taken November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A crowd gathers at the site of an explosion in Hai al-Wuroud, near Damascus November 6, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout

A crowd gathers at the site of an explosion in Hai al-Wuroud, near Damascus November 6, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout
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A crowd gathers at the site of an explosion in Hai al-Wuroud, near Damascus November 6, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout

A crowd gathers at the site of an explosion in Hai al-Wuroud, near Damascus November 6, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout
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A crowd gathers at the site of an explosion in Hai al-Wuroud, near Damascus November 6, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. Bomb explosions killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens on Tuesday in a Damascus district populated mostly by members of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite sect, opposition activists said. Syrian state media said an explosion hit the district of Hai...more

A crowd gathers at the site of an explosion in Hai al-Wuroud, near Damascus November 6, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. Bomb explosions killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens on Tuesday in a Damascus district populated mostly by members of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite sect, opposition activists said. Syrian state media said an explosion hit the district of Hai al-Wuroud, in the northwest of the capital, causing an unspecified number of deaths and injuries. REUTERS/SANA/Handout
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Residents remove the body of a man lying on the ground after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents remove the body of a man lying on the ground after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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