A Free Syrian Army fighter takes position close to a military base north of Aleppo on Monday. The gains by rebel forces came as the European Union denounced the Syrian conflict, which activists say has killed more than 40,000 people. (Associated Press)

A Free Syrian Army fighter takes position close to a military base north of Aleppo on Monday. The gains by rebel forces came as the European Union denounced the Syrian conflict, which activists say has killed more than 40,000 people. (Associated Press)