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Free Syrian Army fighters return fire during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Ouwayjah village in Aleppo December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Free Syrian Army fighters return fire during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Ouwayjah village in Aleppo December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Free Syrian Army fighters return fire during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Ouwayjah village in Aleppo December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam
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Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons as they walk on rubble in Ouwayjah village in Aleppo December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons as they walk on rubble in Ouwayjah village in Aleppo December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons as they walk on rubble in Ouwayjah village in Aleppo December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam
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Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons as they head to the front line in Ouwayjah village in Aleppo December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons as they head to the front line in Ouwayjah village in Aleppo December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons as they head to the front line in Ouwayjah village in Aleppo December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam
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Free Syrian Army fighters from Al-Farouq battalion are seen in Halfaya, near Hama December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Samer Al-Hamwi/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters from Al-Farouq battalion are seen in Halfaya, near Hama December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Samer Al-Hamwi/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters from Al-Farouq battalion are seen in Halfaya, near Hama December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Samer Al-Hamwi/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Free Syrian Army fighters are pictured in Darya, near Damascus December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Dirani/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters are pictured in Darya, near Damascus December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Dirani/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters are pictured in Darya, near Damascus December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Dirani/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Free Syrian Army fighters from Al-Farooq battalion are seen in Halfaya, near Hama December 14, 2012. Picture taken December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Samer Al-Hamwi/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters from Al-Farooq battalion are seen in Halfaya, near Hama December 14, 2012. Picture taken December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Samer Al-Hamwi/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters from Al-Farooq battalion are seen in Halfaya, near Hama December 14, 2012. Picture taken December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Samer Al-Hamwi/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A Free Syrian Army leader of one of the battalions carries a weapon adorned with Syrian opposition flags as he walks along a damaged street in Aleppo's Khan al-Wazeer district December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Heretani

A Free Syrian Army leader of one of the battalions carries a weapon adorned with Syrian opposition flags as he walks along a damaged street in Aleppo's Khan al-Wazeer district December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Heretani

A Free Syrian Army leader of one of the battalions carries a weapon adorned with Syrian opposition flags as he walks along a damaged street in Aleppo's Khan al-Wazeer district December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Heretani
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A Free Syrian Army fighter carries his weapon as he walks along a damaged street in Aleppo's Khan al-Wazeer district December 16, 2012. Picture taken December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Heretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries his weapon as he walks along a damaged street in Aleppo's Khan al-Wazeer district December 16, 2012. Picture taken December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Heretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries his weapon as he walks along a damaged street in Aleppo's Khan al-Wazeer district December 16, 2012. Picture taken December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Heretani
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A Free Syrian Army fighter takes position as he points his weapon in Aleppo's Khan al-Wazeer district December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Heretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter takes position as he points his weapon in Aleppo's Khan al-Wazeer district December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Heretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter takes position as he points his weapon in Aleppo's Khan al-Wazeer district December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Heretani
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Mannequins are erected to distract snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Khan al-Wazeer district December 16, 2012. Picture taken December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Heretani

Mannequins are erected to distract snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Khan al-Wazeer district December 16, 2012. Picture taken December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Heretani

Mannequins are erected to distract snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Khan al-Wazeer district December 16, 2012. Picture taken December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Heretani
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A Free Syrian Army fighter releases balloons to check for the position of snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Khan al-Wazeer district December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Heretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter releases balloons to check for the position of snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Khan al-Wazeer district December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Heretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter releases balloons to check for the position of snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Khan al-Wazeer district December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Heretani
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Free Syrian Army fighters stand on a tank as they celebrate their victory after capturing the Military Infantry School during heavy clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al Assad in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/ Zain Karam

Free Syrian Army fighters stand on a tank as they celebrate their victory after capturing the Military Infantry School during heavy clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al Assad in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/ Zain Karam

Free Syrian Army fighters stand on a tank as they celebrate their victory after capturing the Military Infantry School during heavy clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al Assad in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/ Zain Karam
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A Free Syrian Army fighter inspects a military truck after capturing the Military Infantry School following heavy clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/ Zain Karam

A Free Syrian Army fighter inspects a military truck after capturing the Military Infantry School following heavy clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/ Zain Karam

A Free Syrian Army fighter inspects a military truck after capturing the Military Infantry School following heavy clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/ Zain Karam
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Free Syrian Army fighters pose at a tank after capturing the Military Infantry School following heavy clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Free Syrian Army fighters pose at a tank after capturing the Military Infantry School following heavy clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Free Syrian Army fighters pose at a tank after capturing the Military Infantry School following heavy clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam
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A Free Syrian Army fighter covers the body of a soldier loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after heavy fighting at the Military Infantry School in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

A Free Syrian Army fighter covers the body of a soldier loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after heavy fighting at the Military Infantry School in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

A Free Syrian Army fighter covers the body of a soldier loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after heavy fighting at the Military Infantry School in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam
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A damaged tank is seen after Free Syrian Army fighters captured the Military Infantry School following heavy clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/ Zain Karam

A damaged tank is seen after Free Syrian Army fighters captured the Military Infantry School following heavy clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/ Zain Karam

A damaged tank is seen after Free Syrian Army fighters captured the Military Infantry School following heavy clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/ Zain Karam
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A Free Syrian Army fighter holds an anti-aircraft missile launcher near the Military Infantry School where there was heavy fighting with troops loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

A Free Syrian Army fighter holds an anti-aircraft missile launcher near the Military Infantry School where there was heavy fighting with troops loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

A Free Syrian Army fighter holds an anti-aircraft missile launcher near the Military Infantry School where there was heavy fighting with troops loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam
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A Free Syrian Army fighter carries ammunition after capturing the Military Infantry School following heavy clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/ Zain Karam

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries ammunition after capturing the Military Infantry School following heavy clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/ Zain Karam

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries ammunition after capturing the Military Infantry School following heavy clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo December 16, 2012. REUTERS/ Zain Karam
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