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Syrian troops and militia push to take Sunni Homs areas

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his rifle during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his rifle during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his rifle during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Fighters from the Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade move towards Syrian Army check point in Zamalka neighbourhood of Damascus January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Fighters from the Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade move towards Syrian Army check point in Zamalka neighbourhood of Damascus January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Fighters from the Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade move towards Syrian Army check point in Zamalka neighbourhood of Damascus January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade fires his rifle during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade fires his rifle during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade fires his rifle during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade eats his breakfast as another fighter runs carrying yogurts for their comrades during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade eats his breakfast as another fighter runs carrying yogurts for their comrades during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade eats his breakfast as another fighter runs carrying yogurts for their comrades during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade runs as he carries yogurt for his comrades during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade runs as he carries yogurt for his comrades during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade runs as he carries yogurt for his comrades during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A man from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain walks along the border fence as he is pictured from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

A man from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain walks along the border fence as he is pictured from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

A man from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain walks along the border fence as he is pictured from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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Turkish soldiers take up their position near the border with Syria at the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Turkish soldiers take up their position near the border with Syria at the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Turkish soldiers take up their position near the border with Syria at the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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Syrians from Ras al-Ain walk at the border line as they are pictured from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Syrians from Ras al-Ain walk at the border line as they are pictured from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Syrians from Ras al-Ain walk at the border line as they are pictured from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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