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** FILE ** A Syrian walks by a building destroyed in an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. The growing use of air power by the Syrian regime has caused a spike in civilian casualties, activists say. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Photo by: Khalil Hamra
** FILE ** A Syrian walks by a building destroyed in an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. The growing use of air power by the Syrian regime has caused a spike in civilian casualties, activists say. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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