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Syrian spokesman flees country, diplomat says

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Free Syrian Army fighters gather around tanks which they say was captured from the Syrian army loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, at a base in Bab al-Hawa, near the Syrian-Turkish border November 28, 2012. Picture taken Novemver 28, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof

Free Syrian Army fighters gather around tanks which they say was captured from the Syrian army loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, at a base in Bab al-Hawa, near the Syrian-Turkish border November 28, 2012. Picture taken Novemver 28, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof
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Residents flee their homes after shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Houla, near Homs, December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents flee their homes after shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Houla, near Homs, December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A helicopter belonging to Syrian President Bashar-Al Assad's forces flies over Houla, near Homs, December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

A helicopter belonging to Syrian President Bashar-Al Assad's forces flies over Houla, near Homs, December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Free Syrian Army fighters are seen at Houla, near Homs, December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters are seen at Houla, near Homs, December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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View of buildings damaged after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

View of buildings damaged after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A Free Syrian Army fighter cleans a tank which the group says was captured from the Syrian army loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, at a base in Bab al-Hawa, near the Syrian-Turkish border November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof

A Free Syrian Army fighter cleans a tank which the group says was captured from the Syrian army loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, at a base in Bab al-Hawa, near the Syrian-Turkish border November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof
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A Free Syrian Army fighter holds a water hose to clean a tank which they say was captured from the Syrian army loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, at a base in Bab al-Hawa, near the Syrian-Turkish border November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof

A Free Syrian Army fighter holds a water hose to clean a tank which they say was captured from the Syrian army loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, at a base in Bab al-Hawa, near the Syrian-Turkish border November 28, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof
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View of buildings damaged after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

View of buildings damaged after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Syrians run for cover as smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain after an air strike, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Syrians run for cover as smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain after an air strike, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
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Syrians cross the border from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar after an air strike December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Syrians cross the border from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar after an air strike December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
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Syrians try to cross the border from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar after an air strike December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Syrians try to cross the border from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar after an air strike December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
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View of buildings damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the Akraba suburb of Damascus December 1, 2012. Picture December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Thair Al-Damashqi/Shaam News Network/Handout

View of buildings damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the Akraba suburb of Damascus December 1, 2012. Picture December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Thair Al-Damashqi/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Free Syrian Army officers meet at Marat al-Numan near the northern province of Idlib November 29, 2012. Picture taken November 29, 2012. REUTERS/Zakwan Hadeed/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army officers meet at Marat al-Numan near the northern province of Idlib November 29, 2012. Picture taken November 29, 2012. REUTERS/Zakwan Hadeed/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Free Syrian Army fighters and residents are seen on a tank, which they say was captured from the Syrian army loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, after clashes in Houla near Homs, December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters and residents are seen on a tank, which they say was captured from the Syrian army loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, after clashes in Houla near Homs, December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A man carries his baby girl, whom activists said was injured by shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, at a makeshift hospital in Houla, near Homs, December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

A man carries his baby girl, whom activists said was injured by shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, at a makeshift hospital in Houla, near Homs, December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Free Syrian Army fighters and residents push a tank, which they say was captured from the Syrian army loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, after clashes in Houla near Homs, December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters and residents push a tank, which they say was captured from the Syrian army loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, after clashes in Houla near Homs, December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A general view of buildings, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in Daria near Damascus December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout

A general view of buildings, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in Daria near Damascus December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Residents flee their homes after shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Houla, near Homs, December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents flee their homes after shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Houla, near Homs, December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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