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**FILE** In this image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News and accessed July 23, 2012, a Free Syrian Army soldier looks at a military tank caught on fire during clashes with Syrian government troops in Aleppo, Syria. (Associated Press/Ugarit News via AP video)
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**FILE** In this image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News and accessed July 23, 2012, a Free Syrian Army soldier looks at a military tank caught on fire during clashes with Syrian government troops in Aleppo, Syria. (Associated Press/Ugarit News via AP video)

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