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A Syrian government solider aims his weapon during clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters (not pictured) in the ancient, predominantly Christian village of Maaloula, Syria, northeast of the capital, Damascus, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Heavy fighting flared as government troops tried to flush out rebel units, including two that are linked to al Qaeda, from the hilltop enclave that they broke into last week. (AP Photo/SANA)
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A Syrian government solider aims his weapon during clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters (not pictured) in the ancient, predominantly Christian village of Maaloula, Syria, northeast of the capital, Damascus, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Heavy fighting flared as government troops tried to flush out rebel units, including two that are linked to al Qaeda, from the hilltop enclave that they broke into last week. (AP Photo/SANA)

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