FILE - In this Sunday, June 10, 2012 file photo, birds fly over a destroyed minaret of a mosque at the northern town of Ariha, on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria. During two weeks with rebels in northern Syria, three Associated Press journalists found more than 20 rebel groups who often destroy government army posts and convoys but lack the weapons and unity to do more than gradually chip away at the regime of President Bashar Assad _ a recipe for a long, bloody insurgency.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)

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FILE - In this Sunday, June 10, 2012 file photo, birds fly over a destroyed minaret of a mosque at the northern town of Ariha, on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria. During two weeks with rebels in northern Syria, three Associated Press journalists found more than 20 rebel groups who often destroy government army posts and convoys but lack the weapons and unity to do more than gradually chip away at the regime of President Bashar Assad _ a recipe for a long, bloody insurgency.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, June 10, 2012 file photo, birds fly over a destroyed minaret of a mosque at the northern town of Ariha, on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria. During two weeks with rebels in northern Syria, three Associated Press journalists found more than 20 rebel groups who often destroy government army posts and convoys but lack the weapons and unity to do more than gradually chip away at the regime of President Bashar Assad _ a recipe for a long, bloody insurgency.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)
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