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  • "If you don't provide us with the tools to topple the regime, we will join with the devil," said Mousab Azzawi of the Syrian Network for Human Rights, part of the Syrian opposition. "If the U.S. wants to put an end to al-Nusrah, they should support the other groups to turn the table on the regime and end this suffering."

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  • He said the rebel offensive has boxed the regime into a circle 7 miles in diameter in Damascus.

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