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Syrian rebels clash with Kurds in northeast: activists

A fighter from the Sadik unit of Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade fires his Draganov sniper rifle from inside a house during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

A fighter from the Sadik unit of Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade fires his Draganov sniper rifle from inside a house during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST...more

A fighter from the Sadik unit of Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade fires his Draganov sniper rifle from inside a house during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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A fighter from the Sadik unit of Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade walks inside a house during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A fighter from the Sadik unit of Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade walks inside a house during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A fighter from the Sadik unit of Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade walks inside a house during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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A fighter from the Sadik unit of Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade fires his Draganov sniper rifle from inside a house during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

A fighter from the Sadik unit of Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade fires his Draganov sniper rifle from inside a house during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST...more

A fighter from the Sadik unit of Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade fires his Draganov sniper rifle from inside a house during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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A fighter from the Sadik unit of Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade reacts after a missile fired by Syrian air force jet exploded near by during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

A fighter from the Sadik unit of Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade reacts after a missile fired by Syrian air force jet exploded near by during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA -...more

A fighter from the Sadik unit of Free Syrian Army's Tahrir al Sham brigade reacts after a missile fired by Syrian air force jet exploded near by during heavy fighting in Mleha suburb of Damascus January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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A member of the Free Syrian Army walks past a damaged car in Karm al-Tarab neighborhood in Aleppo January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT)

A member of the Free Syrian Army walks past a damaged car in Karm al-Tarab neighborhood in Aleppo January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT)

A member of the Free Syrian Army walks past a damaged car in Karm al-Tarab neighborhood in Aleppo January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT)
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A member of the Free Syrian Army rides a motorbike in Karm al-Tarab neighborhood in Aleppo January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT TRANSPORT)

A member of the Free Syrian Army rides a motorbike in Karm al-Tarab neighborhood in Aleppo January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT TRANSPORT)

A member of the Free Syrian Army rides a motorbike in Karm al-Tarab neighborhood in Aleppo January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT TRANSPORT)
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A child rides his bicycle near a damaged car in Karm al-Tarab neighborhood in Aleppo January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

A child rides his bicycle near a damaged car in Karm al-Tarab neighborhood in Aleppo January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

A child rides his bicycle near a damaged car in Karm al-Tarab neighborhood in Aleppo January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT SOCIETY TRANSPORT)
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A Syria woman rests with her child as they arrive at the Lebanese Masna'a border point in eastern Bekaa, January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

A Syria woman rests with her child as they arrive at the Lebanese Masna'a border point in eastern Bekaa, January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

A Syria woman rests with her child as they arrive at the Lebanese Masna'a border point in eastern Bekaa, January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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A father and his sons carry wood as they walk past damages in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr district January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

A father and his sons carry wood as they walk past damages in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr district January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

A father and his sons carry wood as they walk past damages in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr district January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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A Free Syrian Army fighter guides people to escape snipers loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr district January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

A Free Syrian Army fighter guides people to escape snipers loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr district January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

A Free Syrian Army fighter guides people to escape snipers loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr district January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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A boy holds a piece of rock in reaction to firing from snipers loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr district January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

A boy holds a piece of rock in reaction to firing from snipers loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr district January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

A boy holds a piece of rock in reaction to firing from snipers loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr district January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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A man with a child start a fire for heating in Karm al-Tarab neighborhood in Aleppo January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT SOCIETY)

A man with a child start a fire for heating in Karm al-Tarab neighborhood in Aleppo January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT SOCIETY)

A man with a child start a fire for heating in Karm al-Tarab neighborhood in Aleppo January 22, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT SOCIETY)
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