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A Free Syrian Army soldier fires his weapon during clashes with Syrian government forces in the Saladin neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria, on Wednesday. An activist in Damascus said rebels are increasingly using a tactic of quick-hit attacks to frustrate security forces and keep the capital and other locations unstable. (Associated Press)

A Free Syrian Army soldier fires his weapon during clashes with Syrian government forces in the Saladin neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria, on Wednesday. An activist in Damascus said rebels are increasingly using a tactic of quick-hit attacks to frustrate security forces and keep the capital and other locations unstable. (Associated Press)

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