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Free Syrian Army fighters inspect a tank after the fighters said they fought and defeated government troops in Al-Latameneh, near Hama December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Redwan Al-Homsi/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters inspect a tank after the fighters said they fought and defeated government troops in Al-Latameneh, near Hama December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Redwan Al-Homsi/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters inspect a tank after the fighters said they fought and defeated government troops in Al-Latameneh, near Hama December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Redwan Al-Homsi/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Residents walk near buildings, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at Douma near Damascus December 17, 2012. Picture taken December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents walk near buildings, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at Douma near Damascus December 17, 2012. Picture taken December 17, 2012....more

Residents walk near buildings, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at Douma near Damascus December 17, 2012. Picture taken December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A resident holds prayer beads near another man near buildings, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at Douma near Damascus December 17, 2012. Picture taken December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout

A resident holds prayer beads near another man near buildings, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at Douma near Damascus December 17, 2012. Picture...more

A resident holds prayer beads near another man near buildings, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at Douma near Damascus December 17, 2012. Picture taken December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A Free Syrian Army fighter poses near buildings, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at Zamalka near Damascus December 19, 2012. Picture taken December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout

A Free Syrian Army fighter poses near buildings, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at Zamalka near Damascus December 19, 2012. Picture taken...more

A Free Syrian Army fighter poses near buildings, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at Zamalka near Damascus December 19, 2012. Picture taken December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A Free Syrian Army fighter stands near buildings, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at Zamalka near Damascus December 19, 2012. Picture taken December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout

A Free Syrian Army fighter stands near buildings, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at Zamalka near Damascus December 19, 2012. Picture taken...more

A Free Syrian Army fighter stands near buildings, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at Zamalka near Damascus December 19, 2012. Picture taken December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A general view of a mosque and buildings, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at Zamalka near Damascus December 19, 2012. Picture taken December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout

A general view of a mosque and buildings, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at Zamalka near Damascus December 19, 2012. Picture taken December 19,...more

A general view of a mosque and buildings, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at Zamalka near Damascus December 19, 2012. Picture taken December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Men are seen near exploded ordnance placed on the ground for display in Zamalka near Damascus December 19, 2012. Picture taken December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout

Men are seen near exploded ordnance placed on the ground for display in Zamalka near Damascus December 19, 2012. Picture taken December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout

Men are seen near exploded ordnance placed on the ground for display in Zamalka near Damascus December 19, 2012. Picture taken December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A boy walks past shops, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at Douma near Damascus December 17, 2012. Picture taken December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout

A boy walks past shops, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at Douma near Damascus December 17, 2012. Picture taken December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Karm...more

A boy walks past shops, damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at Douma near Damascus December 17, 2012. Picture taken December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout
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