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Damaged buildings are pictured in the Qastal al-Harami area, in Aleppo city November 3, 2012, after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

Damaged buildings are pictured in the Qastal al-Harami area, in Aleppo city November 3, 2012, after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

Damaged buildings are pictured in the Qastal al-Harami area, in Aleppo city November 3, 2012, after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. REUTERS/George Ourfalian
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Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are seen at Maysaloun area, in Aleppo city November 3, 2012, after clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are seen at Maysaloun area, in Aleppo city November 3, 2012, after clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are seen at Maysaloun area, in Aleppo city November 3, 2012, after clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters. REUTERS/George Ourfalian
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Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are seen at Maysaloun area, in Aleppo city November 3, 2012, after clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are seen at Maysaloun area, in Aleppo city November 3, 2012, after clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are seen at Maysaloun area, in Aleppo city November 3, 2012, after clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters. REUTERS/George Ourfalian
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Damaged vehicles are seen on a street in the Maysaloun area, in Aleppo city November 3, 2012, after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

Damaged vehicles are seen on a street in the Maysaloun area, in Aleppo city November 3, 2012, after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

Damaged vehicles are seen on a street in the Maysaloun area, in Aleppo city November 3, 2012, after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. REUTERS/George Ourfalian
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A Syrian army tank is seen in the Khan al-Assal area after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, near Aleppo city, November 2, 2012. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

A Syrian army tank is seen in the Khan al-Assal area after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, near Aleppo city, November 2, 2012. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

A Syrian army tank is seen in the Khan al-Assal area after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, near Aleppo city, November 2, 2012. REUTERS/George Ourfalian
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A Syrian army tank is seen in the Khan al-Assal area after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, near Aleppo city, November 2, 2012. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

A Syrian army tank is seen in the Khan al-Assal area after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, near Aleppo city, November 2, 2012. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

A Syrian army tank is seen in the Khan al-Assal area after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, near Aleppo city, November 2, 2012. REUTERS/George Ourfalian
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Demonstrators hold opposition flags during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Daria, near Damascus November 2, 2012. Picture taken November 2, 2012. REUTER/Fadi Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold opposition flags during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Daria, near Damascus November 2, 2012. Picture taken November 2, 2012. REUTER/Fadi Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold opposition flags during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Daria, near Damascus November 2, 2012. Picture taken November 2, 2012. REUTER/Fadi Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Damaged buildings are pictured in the Khan al-Assal area after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, near Aleppo city, November 2, 2012. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

Damaged buildings are pictured in the Khan al-Assal area after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, near Aleppo city, November 2, 2012. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

Damaged buildings are pictured in the Khan al-Assal area after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, near Aleppo city, November 2, 2012. REUTERS/George Ourfalian
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A Syrian Kurd Asaish stands at a security checkpoint at Derik in Al-Hasakah October 31, 2012. Picture taken October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

A Syrian Kurd Asaish stands at a security checkpoint at Derik in Al-Hasakah October 31, 2012. Picture taken October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

A Syrian Kurd Asaish stands at a security checkpoint at Derik in Al-Hasakah October 31, 2012. Picture taken October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani
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Damaged buildings are pictured in the Qastal al-Harami area, in Aleppo city November 3, 2012, after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

Damaged buildings are pictured in the Qastal al-Harami area, in Aleppo city November 3, 2012, after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

Damaged buildings are pictured in the Qastal al-Harami area, in Aleppo city November 3, 2012, after clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad. REUTERS/George Ourfalian
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A Syrian Kurd Asaish stands at a security checkpoint at Derik in Al-Hasakah October 31, 2012. Picture taken October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudan

A Syrian Kurd Asaish stands at a security checkpoint at Derik in Al-Hasakah October 31, 2012. Picture taken October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudan

A Syrian Kurd Asaish stands at a security checkpoint at Derik in Al-Hasakah October 31, 2012. Picture taken October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudan
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Demonstrators hold opposition flags during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Sermada near Idlib November 2, 2012. Banner reads "Sermada" REUTERS/Muhammad Najdet Qadour/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold opposition flags during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Sermada near Idlib November 2, 2012. Banner reads "Sermada" REUTERS/Muhammad Najdet Qadour/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold opposition flags during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Sermada near Idlib November 2, 2012. Banner reads "Sermada" REUTERS/Muhammad Najdet Qadour/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Demonstrators hold opposition flags during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Sermada near Idlib November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Muhammad Najdet Qadour/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold opposition flags during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Sermada near Idlib November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Muhammad Najdet Qadour/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold opposition flags during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Sermada near Idlib November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Muhammad Najdet Qadour/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel near Idlib November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel near Idlib November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel near Idlib November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A wounded member of the Free Syrian Army is carried on a stretcher in Juret al-Shayah in Homs November 1, 2012. Picture taken November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Yazan Homsy

A wounded member of the Free Syrian Army is carried on a stretcher in Juret al-Shayah in Homs November 1, 2012. Picture taken November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Yazan Homsy

A wounded member of the Free Syrian Army is carried on a stretcher in Juret al-Shayah in Homs November 1, 2012. Picture taken November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Yazan Homsy
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