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This citizen journalist image shot through a broken car window shows smoke billowing from a building after fighting between rebels and Syrian troops in the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in south Damascus, Syria, Saturday, July 21, 2012. (AP Photo)

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This citizen journalist image shot through a broken car window shows smoke billowing from a building after fighting between rebels and Syrian troops in the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in south Damascus, Syria, Saturday, July 21, 2012. (AP Photo)

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This image made from amateur video released by Shaam News Network and accessed by the Associated Press on purports to show the spread of fires as a result of the shelling of Homs, Syria, by government forces on July 21, 2012. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network via AP video)

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This image made from amateur video released by Shaam News Network and accessed by the Associated Press on purports to show the spread of fires as a result of the shelling of Homs, Syria, by government forces on July 21, 2012. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network via AP video)

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**FILE** Smoke rises over the skyline July 19, 2012, in the Qaboun neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, during shelling by Syrian government forces. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Smoke rises over the skyline July 19, 2012, in the Qaboun neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, during shelling by Syrian government forces. (Associated Press)

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In this photo taken during a government-organized tour, Syrian soldiers stand July 20, 2012, next to burned cars after they regained control of the district of Midan, in the southern part of Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press)

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In this photo taken during a government-organized tour, Syrian soldiers stand July 20, 2012, next to burned cars after they regained control of the district of Midan, in the southern part of Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press)

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Soldiers from the Free Syrian Army prepare to make a video stating publicly that they have formed a battalion after defecting from the Assad regime’s military. Control over Syria’s rural Idlib province is patchy and continues to shift. (Bradley Secker/special to The Washington Times)

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Syria's U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja'afari (far left) and Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin (far right) listen to speakers July 19, 2012, during a Security Council vote at the United Nations. Russia and China vetoed a U.N. resolution to impose non-military sanctions on Syria. (Associated Press)

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Mark Lyall Grant (left), British ambassador to the United Nations, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice of the United States confer at the United Nations on Thursday, July 19, 2012, during a U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Fahd Jassem al-Freij (left), Syria's new defense minister, is sworn in before Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria, on Thursday, July 19, 2012. (AP Photo/SANA)

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Fahd Jassem al-Freij (left), Syria's new defense minister, is sworn in before Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria, on Thursday, July 19, 2012. (AP Photo/SANA)

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Mark Lyall Grant (left), British ambassador to the United Nations, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice of the United States confer at the United Nations on Thursday, July 19, 2012, during a U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Mark Lyall Grant (left), British ambassador to the United Nations, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice of the United States confer at the United Nations on Thursday, July 19, 2012, during a U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the U.N.-Arab League special envoy for Syria, meets with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria, on Monday, July 9, 2012. (AP Photo/SANA)

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In this citizen journalist image, smoke billows over Damascus, Syria, on July 18, 2012, after a bomb ripped through a high-level security meeting. Three top regime officials, including President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law, were killed in the blast. (Associated Press)

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In this citizen journalist image, smoke billows over Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. A bomb ripped through a high-level security meeting Wednesday in Damascus, killing three top regime officials — including President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law — in the harshest blow to Syria's ruling family dynasty and the rebels' boldest attack in the country's civil war. Syrian state-run TV said the blast came during a meeting of Cabinet ministers and senior security officials in Damascus, which has seen four straight days of clashes between rebels and government troops. (AP Photo)

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In this citizen journalist image, smoke billows over Damascus, Syria, on July 18, 2012, after a bomb ripped through a high-level security meeting. Three top regime officials, including President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law, were killed in the blast. (Associated Press)

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In this citizen journalist image, smoke billows July 18, 2012, over Damascus, Syria, after a bomb ripped through a high-level security meeting and killed three top regime officials, including President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law. (Associated Press)