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Gen. Salim Idris, who defected from the Syrian army in July, speaks during an interview in Antakya, Turkey, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)
Photo by: Bela Szandelszky
Gen. Salim Idris, who defected from the Syrian army in July, speaks during an interview in Antakya, Turkey, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

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