Middle East

A Free Syrian Army fighter rests in the old city of Aleppo.

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A Free Syrian Army fighter rests in the old city of Aleppo 

Syrian rebel fighters stand in a damaged section of the Umayyad Mosque complex in the old part of Syria's northern city of Aleppo on April 16, 2013. After nine months of fighting that has devastated many districts in Aleppo, rebels now control more than half of the city.

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Syrian rebel fighters stand in a damaged section of the Umayyad Mosque complex in the old part of Syria‘s northern city of Aleppo on April 16 2013. After nine months of fighting that has devastated many districts in Aleppo, rebels now control more than half of the city.