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Free Syrian Army fighters hold up their weapons in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Free Syrian Army fighters hold up their weapons in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Free Syrian Army fighters hold up their weapons in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
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Residents pray near bodies of people, whom activists say were killed after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria, during their funeral near Damascus November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents pray near bodies of people, whom activists say were killed after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria, during their funeral near Damascus November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi...more

Residents pray near bodies of people, whom activists say were killed after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria, during their funeral near Damascus November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Smoke rises after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Marat al-Numan, near the northern province of Idlib, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Noor/Shaam News Network/Handout

Smoke rises after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Marat al-Numan, near the northern province of Idlib, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Noor/Shaam News Network/Handout

Smoke rises after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Marat al-Numan, near the northern province of Idlib, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Noor/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A man reacts after the funeral of his sons, whom activists say were killed after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria, near Damascus November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout

A man reacts after the funeral of his sons, whom activists say were killed after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria, near Damascus November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Derani/Shaam News...more

A man reacts after the funeral of his sons, whom activists say were killed after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Daria, near Damascus November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Fadi Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Smoke rises after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Marat al-Numan, near the northern province of Idlib, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Noor/Shaam News Network/Handout

Smoke rises after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Marat al-Numan, near the northern province of Idlib, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Noor/Shaam News Network/Handout

Smoke rises after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Marat al-Numan, near the northern province of Idlib, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Noor/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Damaged buildings are pictured in the Salah Eldine district in Aleppo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Damaged buildings are pictured in the Salah Eldine district in Aleppo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Damaged buildings are pictured in the Salah Eldine district in Aleppo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam
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Damaged shops are pictured in Bab al Naser, in the old part of Aleppo, November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Damaged shops are pictured in Bab al Naser, in the old part of Aleppo, November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Damaged shops are pictured in Bab al Naser, in the old part of Aleppo, November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam
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A Free Syrian Army fighter looks down at his weapon during a patrol along a street in Aleppo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

A Free Syrian Army fighter looks down at his weapon during a patrol along a street in Aleppo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

A Free Syrian Army fighter looks down at his weapon during a patrol along a street in Aleppo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam
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Free Syrian Army fighters on alert patrol a street in Aleppo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Free Syrian Army fighters on alert patrol a street in Aleppo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Free Syrian Army fighters on alert patrol a street in Aleppo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam
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A shell explodes in the air near the Syrian village of Bariqa close to the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights November 13, 2012. Israel's army fired tank shells into Syria on Monday and scored "direct hits" in response to a Syrian mortar shell that struck the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the Israeli military said in a statement. It was the second time in as many days that Israel had fired across the disengagement line drawn at the end of a war in 1973, underscoring international fears that Syria's civil war could ignite a broader regional conflict. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A shell explodes in the air near the Syrian village of Bariqa close to the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights November 13, 2012. Israel's army fired tank shells into Syria on Monday and scored "direct hits"...more

A shell explodes in the air near the Syrian village of Bariqa close to the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights November 13, 2012. Israel's army fired tank shells into Syria on Monday and scored "direct hits" in response to a Syrian mortar shell that struck the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the Israeli military said in a statement. It was the second time in as many days that Israel had fired across the disengagement line drawn at the end of a war in 1973, underscoring international fears that Syria's civil war could ignite a broader regional conflict. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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Arab and European foreign ministers attend the joint Arab League-European foreign ministers' meeting on Syria, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo November 13 , 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Arab and European foreign ministers attend the joint Arab League-European foreign ministers' meeting on Syria, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo November 13 , 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Arab and European foreign ministers attend the joint Arab League-European foreign ministers' meeting on Syria, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo November 13 , 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (top L) speaks during the joint Arab League-European foreign ministers' meeting on Syria, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (top L) speaks during the joint Arab League-European foreign ministers' meeting on Syria, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (top L) speaks during the joint Arab League-European foreign ministers' meeting on Syria, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle arrives at the Arab League headquarters to attend the joint Arab League-European foreign ministers' meeting on Syria, in Cairo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle arrives at the Arab League headquarters to attend the joint Arab League-European foreign ministers' meeting on Syria, in Cairo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle arrives at the Arab League headquarters to attend the joint Arab League-European foreign ministers' meeting on Syria, in Cairo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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Turkish soldiers patrol on the Turkish-Syrian border in Ceylanpinar, southern Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. A Syrian warplane struck homes in the town of Ras al-Ain on Tuesday within sight of the Turkish border, pursuing an aerial bombardment to force out rebels and drawing a new warning from Ankara. The second day of jet strikes sent Syrians scurrying through the flimsy barbed-wire fence that divides Ras al-Ain from the Turkish settlement of Ceylanpinar as thick plumes of smoke rose above the town. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Turkish soldiers patrol on the Turkish-Syrian border in Ceylanpinar, southern Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. A Syrian warplane struck homes in the town of Ras al-Ain on Tuesday within sight of the Turkish border, pursuing an aerial bombardment...more

Turkish soldiers patrol on the Turkish-Syrian border in Ceylanpinar, southern Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. A Syrian warplane struck homes in the town of Ras al-Ain on Tuesday within sight of the Turkish border, pursuing an aerial bombardment to force out rebels and drawing a new warning from Ankara. The second day of jet strikes sent Syrians scurrying through the flimsy barbed-wire fence that divides Ras al-Ain from the Turkish settlement of Ceylanpinar as thick plumes of smoke rose above the town. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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Turkish soldiers speak with Syrian refugees trying to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain into Turkey during an air strike on Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Turkish soldiers speak with Syrian refugees trying to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain into Turkey during an air strike on Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November...more

Turkish soldiers speak with Syrian refugees trying to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain into Turkey during an air strike on Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain after an air strike, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain after an air strike, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain after an air strike, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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Turkish soldiers speak with Syrian refugees trying to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain into Turkey during an air strike on Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Turkish soldiers speak with Syrian refugees trying to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain into Turkey during an air strike on Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November...more

Turkish soldiers speak with Syrian refugees trying to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain into Turkey during an air strike on Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (L-R) hold a news conference following meetings as part of the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultation (AUSMIN) at the State Reception Centre in Kings Park in Perth November 14, 2012. Clinton on Wednesday called the formation of a new opposition coalition in Syria an important step that would help Washington better target its help, but she stopped sort of offering full recognition or arms. REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (L-R) hold a news conference following meetings as part of the Australia-United States...more

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (L-R) hold a news conference following meetings as part of the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultation (AUSMIN) at the State Reception Centre in Kings Park in Perth November 14, 2012. Clinton on Wednesday called the formation of a new opposition coalition in Syria an important step that would help Washington better target its help, but she stopped sort of offering full recognition or arms. REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool
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