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Syrian army defectors gather at the mountain resort town of Zabadani, Syria, near the Lebanese border, on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. President Bashar Assad's forces attacked Zabadani for six days, sparking fierce fighting that involved heavy bombardments and clashes with the defectors. (AP Photo)
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Syrian army defectors gather at the mountain resort town of Zabadani, Syria, near the Lebanese border, on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. President Bashar Assad's forces attacked Zabadani for six days, sparking fierce fighting that involved heavy bombardments and clashes with the defectors. (AP Photo)

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