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Syrian President Bashar Assad performs Eid prayers at the Hamad mosque in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, to mark Eid al-Fitr, a three-day holiday ending the holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/SANA)

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Syrians check the damage to houses Aug. 15, 2012, after an air strike destroyed at least ten houses in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria. (Associated Press)

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Syrians check the damage to houses Aug. 15, 2012, after an air strike destroyed at least ten houses in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria. (Associated Press)

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A Syrian man looks for survivors Aug. 15, 2012, under the rubble of destroyed houses after an air strike in the town of Azaz, Syria, on the outskirts of Aleppo. (Associated Press)

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A Syrian man looks for survivors Aug. 15, 2012, under the rubble of destroyed houses after an air strike in the town of Azaz, Syria, on the outskirts of Aleppo. (Associated Press)

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Syrian security investigate the scene after a bomb attached to a fuel truck exploded outside a Damascus hotel where U.N. observers are staying in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Several people were wounded, Syria's state TV reported. TV said the explosion took place near a parking lot used by the army command, which is about 300 meters (yards) away. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

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Syrian security investigate the scene after a bomb attached to a fuel truck exploded outside a Damascus hotel where U.N. observers are staying in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. Several people were wounded, Syria's state TV reported. TV said the explosion took place near a parking lot used by the army command, which is about 300 meters (yards) away. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

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Syrian security investigate the scene Aug. 15, 2012, after a bomb attached to a fuel truck exploded outside a hotel in Damascus, Syria, where U.N. observers are staying. Several people were wounded, Syria's state TV reported. TV said the explosion took place near a parking lot used by the army command, which is about 300 meters (yards) away. (Associated Press)

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Syrian security investigate the scene Aug. 15, 2012, after a bomb attached to a fuel truck exploded outside a hotel in Damascus, Syria, where U.N. observers are staying. Several people were wounded, Syria's state TV reported. TV said the explosion took place near a parking lot used by the army command, which is about 300 meters (yards) away. (Associated Press)

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Syrians inspect a hole allegedly made during an airstrike by government forces in the town of Marea, some 21 miles north of Aleppo, Syria, on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)

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Syrians inspect a hole allegedly made during an airstrike by government forces in the town of Marea, some 21 miles north of Aleppo, Syria, on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)

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associated press This image purports to show Col. Rafik Mohammed Suleiman, a Syrian pilot, being interrogated by a rebel officer after his Soviet-made MiG warplane was apparently hit by ground fire over Deir el-Zour province in Syria on Monday.

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This image purports to show Col. Rafik Mohammed Suleiman, a Syrian pilot, being interrogated by a rebel officer after his Soviet-made MiG warplane was apparently hit by ground fire over Deir el-Zour province in Syria on Monday. (Associated Press)

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This image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News and accessed Aug. 13, 2012, purports to show Syrian government forces who were captured at a checkpoint by Free Syrian Army soldiers in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour, Syria. (Associated Press/Ugarit News via AP video)

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This image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News and accessed Aug. 13, 2012, purports to show Syrian government forces who were captured at a checkpoint by Free Syrian Army soldiers in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour, Syria. (Associated Press/Ugarit News via AP video)

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**FILE** In this citizen journalism image from Aug. 11, 2012, a man looks at buildings destroyed by Syrian forces shelling in Khaldiyeh, Homs, Syria. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network)

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**FILE** In this citizen journalism image from Aug. 11, 2012, a man looks at buildings destroyed by Syrian forces shelling in Khaldiyeh, Homs, Syria. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network)

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This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network and taken on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, purports to show Syrians standing in the rubble of a destroyed building from shelling by Syrian forces in the Khaldiyeh neighborhood of Syria's Homs province. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network)

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This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network and taken on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, purports to show Syrians standing in the rubble of a destroyed building from shelling by Syrian forces in the Khaldiyeh neighborhood of Syria's Homs province. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network)

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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)