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Insight: Rebels seizing initiative in long war for Syria

Free Syrian Army fighters inspect ammunition that they said was fired by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces at the Free Syrian Army (FSA) base in Bab Al-Hawa, near the Syrian-Turkish border, November 26, 2012. Syrian warplanes bombed two rebel bases near the Turkish border on Monday sending hundreds of people fleeing across the frontier. The attacks on the FSA positions in Atima and nearby Bab al-Hawa came a day before NATO and Ankara were due to start assessing where to station surface-to-air missiles on the Turkish side of the 900-km (560-mile) boundary. Picture taken November 26, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof

Free Syrian Army fighters inspect ammunition that they said was fired by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces at the Free Syrian Army (FSA) base in Bab Al-Hawa, near the Syrian-Turkish border, November 26, 2012. Syrian warplanes bombed two rebel...more

Free Syrian Army fighters inspect ammunition that they said was fired by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces at the Free Syrian Army (FSA) base in Bab Al-Hawa, near the Syrian-Turkish border, November 26, 2012. Syrian warplanes bombed two rebel bases near the Turkish border on Monday sending hundreds of people fleeing across the frontier. The attacks on the FSA positions in Atima and nearby Bab al-Hawa came a day before NATO and Ankara were due to start assessing where to station surface-to-air missiles on the Turkish side of the 900-km (560-mile) boundary. Picture taken November 26, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof
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Free Syrian Army fighters pose on a tank, which they say was captured from the Syrian army loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, after clashes in Qasseer, near Homs November 19, 2012. Picture taken November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters pose on a tank, which they say was captured from the Syrian army loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, after clashes in Qasseer, near Homs November 19, 2012. Picture taken November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters pose on a tank, which they say was captured from the Syrian army loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, after clashes in Qasseer, near Homs November 19, 2012. Picture taken November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout
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