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Syrian rebels fight for strategic town in Hama province

Free Syrian Army fighters take their positions as one of them fires during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Qastal Harami area in Aleppo in this picture released December 19, 2012. Picture released December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Saad Al-Jabri

Free Syrian Army fighters take their positions as one of them fires during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Qastal Harami area in Aleppo in this picture released December 19, 2012. Picture released December 19, 2012....more

Free Syrian Army fighters take their positions as one of them fires during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Qastal Harami area in Aleppo in this picture released December 19, 2012. Picture released December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Saad Al-Jabri
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Free Syrian Army fighters rest as they drink tea and smoke a cigarette in Qastal Harami area in Aleppo in this picture released December 19, 2012. Picture released December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Saad Al-Jabri

Free Syrian Army fighters rest as they drink tea and smoke a cigarette in Qastal Harami area in Aleppo in this picture released December 19, 2012. Picture released December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Saad Al-Jabri

Free Syrian Army fighters rest as they drink tea and smoke a cigarette in Qastal Harami area in Aleppo in this picture released December 19, 2012. Picture released December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Saad Al-Jabri
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A Free Syrian Army fighter takes his position next to a teapot in Qastal Harami area in Aleppo in this picture released December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Saad Al-Jabri

A Free Syrian Army fighter takes his position next to a teapot in Qastal Harami area in Aleppo in this picture released December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Saad Al-Jabri

A Free Syrian Army fighter takes his position next to a teapot in Qastal Harami area in Aleppo in this picture released December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Saad Al-Jabri
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An unexploded ordnance is seen in the Ain Terma area in Ghouta, east of Damascus, December 19, 2012. Picture taken December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout

An unexploded ordnance is seen in the Ain Terma area in Ghouta, east of Damascus, December 19, 2012. Picture taken December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout

An unexploded ordnance is seen in the Ain Terma area in Ghouta, east of Damascus, December 19, 2012. Picture taken December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout
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