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Pentagon backed plan for U.S. to arm Syrian rebels

Smoke rises from a mosque and another building during heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in the Jobar area of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Dimashkia

Smoke rises from a mosque and another building during heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in the Jobar area of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Dimashkia

Smoke rises from a mosque and another building during heavy fighting between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, in the Jobar area of Damascus February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Dimashkia
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A Free Syrian Army fighter watches Syrian Army positions before firing a B-10 recoilless gun in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter watches Syrian Army positions before firing a B-10 recoilless gun in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter watches Syrian Army positions before firing a B-10 recoilless gun in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A Free Syrian Army fighter walks after firing a B-10 recoilless gun at Syrian Army soldiers in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks after firing a B-10 recoilless gun at Syrian Army soldiers in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks after firing a B-10 recoilless gun at Syrian Army soldiers in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A Free Syrian Army fighter looks at Syrian Army positions before he fires a B-10 recoilless gun in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter looks at Syrian Army positions before he fires a B-10 recoilless gun in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter looks at Syrian Army positions before he fires a B-10 recoilless gun in the Haresta neighbourhood of Damascus February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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