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A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon to target a regime helicopter in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon to target a regime helicopter in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon to target a regime helicopter in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani
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A Free Syrian Army fighter covers his face in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. Picture taken February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter covers his face in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. Picture taken February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter covers his face in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. Picture taken February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani
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A view shows damaged buildings in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A view shows damaged buildings in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A view shows damaged buildings in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani
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A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon targeting the location of a sniper loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon targeting the location of a sniper loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon targeting the location of a sniper loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani
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Free Syrian Army fighters are deployed along a street in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

Free Syrian Army fighters are deployed along a street in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

Free Syrian Army fighters are deployed along a street in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani
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Free Syrian Army fighters use a catapult to launch a handmade grenade during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

Free Syrian Army fighters use a catapult to launch a handmade grenade during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

Free Syrian Army fighters use a catapult to launch a handmade grenade during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani
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A Free Syrian Army fighter uses a catapult to launch a handmade grenade during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter uses a catapult to launch a handmade grenade during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter uses a catapult to launch a handmade grenade during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani
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A Free Syrian Army fighter uses a catapult to launch a handmade grenade during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter uses a catapult to launch a handmade grenade during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter uses a catapult to launch a handmade grenade during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani
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A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Hretani
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A Free Syrian Army fighter walks in the old city of Aleppo February 11, 2013. Picture taken February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Heretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks in the old city of Aleppo February 11, 2013. Picture taken February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Heretani

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks in the old city of Aleppo February 11, 2013. Picture taken February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Heretani
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Members of the Free Syrian Army walk through rubble and damaged buildings near the Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo February 11, 2013. Picture taken February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Heretani

Members of the Free Syrian Army walk through rubble and damaged buildings near the Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo February 11, 2013. Picture taken February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Heretani

Members of the Free Syrian Army walk through rubble and damaged buildings near the Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo February 11, 2013. Picture taken February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Aref Heretani
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Members of the Free Syrian Army hold their weapons in the old city of Aleppo February 11, 2013. Picture taken February 11, 2013.REUTERS/Zaid Rev

Members of the Free Syrian Army hold their weapons in the old city of Aleppo February 11, 2013. Picture taken February 11, 2013.REUTERS/Zaid Rev

Members of the Free Syrian Army hold their weapons in the old city of Aleppo February 11, 2013. Picture taken February 11, 2013.REUTERS/Zaid Rev
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A man walks along a deserted lane in the old souks in Aleppo February 11, 2013. Picture taken February 11, 2013.REUTERS/Zaid Rev

A man walks along a deserted lane in the old souks in Aleppo February 11, 2013. Picture taken February 11, 2013.REUTERS/Zaid Rev

A man walks along a deserted lane in the old souks in Aleppo February 11, 2013. Picture taken February 11, 2013.REUTERS/Zaid Rev
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