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In this photo from Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, Fatoum Obeid, 50, stands in a pile of trash left by Syrian soldiers who occupied her home in Atarib, Syria. In recent months, rebels have seized a huge swath of territory in northern Syria, giving them a freedom to move and organize unprecedented in the 17-month conflict. (AP Photo/Ben Hubbard)
Photo by: Ben Hubbard
In this photo from Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, Fatoum Obeid, 50, stands in a pile of trash left by Syrian soldiers who occupied her home in Atarib, Syria. In recent months, rebels have seized a huge swath of territory in northern Syria, giving them a freedom to move and organize unprecedented in the 17-month conflict. (AP Photo/Ben Hubbard)

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