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Coordinated car bombs kill 24 in northwest Syria

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs for cover at a suburb of Damascus January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs for cover at a suburb of Damascus January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs for cover at a suburb of Damascus January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A Free Syrian Army fighter looks at houses destroyed by the Syrian Air force at a suburb of Damascus January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter looks at houses destroyed by the Syrian Air force at a suburb of Damascus January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter looks at houses destroyed by the Syrian Air force at a suburb of Damascus January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his rifle at a suburb of Damascus January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his rifle at a suburb of Damascus January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his rifle at a suburb of Damascus January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A Free Syrian Army fighter runs for cover at a suburb of Damascus January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs for cover at a suburb of Damascus January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs for cover at a suburb of Damascus January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Free Syrian Army fighters walk towards the Syrian Army's position at a suburb of Damascus January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Free Syrian Army fighters walk towards the Syrian Army's position at a suburb of Damascus January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Free Syrian Army fighters walk towards the Syrian Army's position at a suburb of Damascus January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Children burn a children book to warm themselves on a street in Aleppo January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

Children burn a children book to warm themselves on a street in Aleppo January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

Children burn a children book to warm themselves on a street in Aleppo January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman
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A Free Syrian Army member holds up a copy of the Koran at a damaged mosque in the Ma'ar Shamarine village near Idlib January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Ghaith Taha

A Free Syrian Army member holds up a copy of the Koran at a damaged mosque in the Ma'ar Shamarine village near Idlib January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Ghaith Taha

A Free Syrian Army member holds up a copy of the Koran at a damaged mosque in the Ma'ar Shamarine village near Idlib January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Ghaith Taha
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A boy inspects his house which rebels said was damaged by President Bashar al-Assad forces in the Ma'ar Shamarine village near Idlib January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Ghaith Taha

A boy inspects his house which rebels said was damaged by President Bashar al-Assad forces in the Ma'ar Shamarine village near Idlib January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Ghaith Taha

A boy inspects his house which rebels said was damaged by President Bashar al-Assad forces in the Ma'ar Shamarine village near Idlib January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Ghaith Taha
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A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his rifle at a suburb of Damascus January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his rifle at a suburb of Damascus January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his rifle at a suburb of Damascus January 16, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A man removes emptied gas canisters from a truck on a street in Aleppo January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

A man removes emptied gas canisters from a truck on a street in Aleppo January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

A man removes emptied gas canisters from a truck on a street in Aleppo January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman
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Syrian security personnel and civilians gather at the site where two explosions rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city, January 15, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Syrian security personnel and civilians gather at the site where two explosions rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city, January 15, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Syrian security personnel and civilians gather at the site where two explosions rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city, January 15, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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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 Erbeen, near Damascus, in a picture provided by Shaam News Network January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Bassem Al-Erbeeni/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 Erbeen, near Damascus, in a picture provided by Shaam News Network January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Bassem...more

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 Erbeen, near Damascus, in a picture provided by Shaam News Network January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Bassem Al-Erbeeni/Shaam News Network/Handout
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People ride a three-wheeled motorcycle on a street in Aleppo January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

People ride a three-wheeled motorcycle on a street in Aleppo January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

People ride a three-wheeled motorcycle on a street in Aleppo January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman
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Women holding a child's hands walk along a street in Aleppo's Hanano district January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Women holding a child's hands walk along a street in Aleppo's Hanano district January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Women holding a child's hands walk along a street in Aleppo's Hanano district January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam
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Residents are seen near buildings damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Erbeen, near Damascus, in a picture provided by Shaam News Network January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Bassem Al-Erbeeni/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents are seen near buildings damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Erbeen, near Damascus, in a picture provided by Shaam News Network January 15, 2013....more

Residents are seen near buildings damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Erbeen, near Damascus, in a picture provided by Shaam News Network January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Bassem Al-Erbeeni/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Syrian security personnel and civilians gather at the site where two explosions rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city, January 15, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

Syrian security personnel and civilians gather at the site where two explosions rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city, January 15, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

Syrian security personnel and civilians gather at the site where two explosions rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city, January 15, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian
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Syrian security personnel and civilians gather at the site where two explosions rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city, January 15, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Syrian security personnel and civilians gather at the site where two explosions rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city, January 15, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Syrian security personnel and civilians gather at the site where two explosions rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city, January 15, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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A view shows destruction after two explosions that rocked the University of Aleppo January 15, 2013, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA

A view shows destruction after two explosions that rocked the University of Aleppo January 15, 2013, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA

A view shows destruction after two explosions that rocked the University of Aleppo January 15, 2013, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA
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People gather at the site where two explosions rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city, January 15, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

People gather at the site where two explosions rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city, January 15, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

People gather at the site where two explosions rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city, January 15, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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Damaged cars are seen at the site where two explosions rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city, January 15, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Damaged cars are seen at the site where two explosions rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city, January 15, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

Damaged cars are seen at the site where two explosions rocked the University of Aleppo in Syria's second largest city, January 15, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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