Free Syrian Army fighters brandish their weapons in the countryside near Hama, during what activists said was a call for leaders of other military groups to start liberating the central Syrian city from forces loyal to president Bashar al-Assad
Abu Hadi Al-Hamwiabu/AFP
Rebel fighters fire a heavy machine gun at the government forces Al-Samman checkpoint on a road leading to Idlib near the Syrian city of Hama. More than 140,000 people have been killed in three years of fighting, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
A Free Syrian Army fighter takes a nap on a disused sofa as a fellow fighter walks through a hole in a wall in Kafr Naboudeh in the central city of Hama on Monday