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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows a damaged building after an explosion ripped through a residential neighborhood in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on March 18, 2012. The state news agency said it was a "terrorist bombing." (Associated Press/SANA)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian security forces gather in front of a damaged building near the aviation intelligence department, which was attacked by one of two explosions, in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday, March 17, 2012. (AP Photo/SANA)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Iranian aid supplies are seen unloaded from a plane at a Damascus airport in Syria on March 15, 2012. The Arabic words on the Iranian flags which attached on the boxes read: "Tribute of love and loyalty from the people of Iran to the dear Syrian people, left, and A gift from Islamic Iran to lofty Syria, right." (Associated Press/SANA)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Iranian aid supplies are seen unloaded from a plane at a Damascus airport in Syria on March 15, 2012. (Associated Press/SANA)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian police officers demonstrate their skills March 15, 2012, during the graduation of instructor officers on fighting techniques under the supervision of North Korean experts at Bassel Assad police academy in Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press/SANA)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, meets with Kofi Annan, the United Nations special envoy to Syria, in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday March 10, 2012. The state-run news agency SANA reported that talks between Assad and Annan were "positive" but there were no further details on the meeting. Syrian troops pushed ahead with a new assault on the northern region of Idlib on Saturday, shelling one of the centers of the uprising against President Bashar Assad's rule and sending families fleeing for safety as armed rebels tried to fend off the attack. Thick black smoke billowed into the sky. (AP Photo/SANA)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian rescue workers remove wreckage from the Syrian military intelligence building at a security compound which was attacked by an explosion, in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria, on Friday Feb. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/SANA)

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Flames raise from a gas pipeline after an explosion near the town Rastan in the restive Homs province of Syria on Jan. 3, 2012. The Syrian government blamed the explosion on terrorists, according to the Syrian official news agency SANA. (Associated Press/SANA)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, stands next to Syrian Defense Minister Gen. Dawoud Rajha, right, and Chief of Staff Gen. Fahed al-Jasem el-Freij, left, during a ceremony to mark the 38th anniversary of the October 1973 Arab-Israeli war, in Damascus, Syria, on Thursday Oct. 6, 2011. Syrian troops stormed villages close to the border with Turkey on Thursday, hunting armed military defectors who fought back in clashes that left at least four soldiers and three others dead, activists said. (AP Photo/SANA)

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In this video grab photo released Oct. 4, 2011, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, A woman claiming that she is Zainab al-Hosni who the Human rights groups, including Amnesty International, and Syrian activists reported last month that was found dead and mutilated after she was detained in her hometown of Homs, shows her ID card during an interview with the Syrian state television, in Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press/SANA)

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** FILE ** In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, workers pump oil from the site of a bomb blast that struck a major oil pipeline in the western town of Talkalakh, Syria, Friday, July 29, 2011. Syrian state television described the blast as a "terrorist" attack, saying that a group of "saboteurs" was behind the explosion. (AP Photo/SANA)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian pro-government supporters carry a giant national flag during a rally in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour, Syria, on July 28, 2011. (Associated Press/SANA)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian policemen carry the coffins of police and army members who were believed killed in recent violence during their funeral procession outside of a hospital in the central city of Homs, Syria, Monday, July 18, 2011. The Arabic on the coffin right reads:" The martyr policeman Mohammed Massoud." (AP Photo/SANA)

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** FILE ** In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA and according to them, thousands of supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad, carry a gigantic 17,500 yards (16,000 meters) Syrian flag during a pro-Assad demonstration, in the Mediterranean city of Latakia, northewest of Damascus, Syria, on Sunday, July 10, 2011. (AP Photo/SANA)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA and according to them, Syrian policemen carry the coffins of their comrades who were killed in recent violence in the country, during their funeral procession at the Police Hospital in Damascus, Syria on June 7, 2011. (Associated Press/SANA)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian students shout supportive slogans to Syrian President Bashar Assad (center) as he arrives Friday to lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier during Martyrs day in Kasiyoun mountain in Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press)

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The Syrian official news agency SANA released this photo of President Bashar Assad surrounded by supporters after a speech Wednesday in Damascus. "If a battle is imposed on us today, we welcome it," he said. (SANA via Associated Press)