In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, smoke rises from buildings in Taftanaz village, Idlib province, northern Syria, on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Rebels attacked a sprawling air base on Wednesday as the opposition expanded its offensive on military airports in an attempt to sideline a major weapon in the hands of President Bashar Assad’s forces. The Observatory said the rebel assault on the Taftanaz base was preceded by heavy shelling of the area, and the fighters appeared to be trying to storm the facility. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

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In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, smoke rises from buildings in Taftanaz village, Idlib province, northern Syria, on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Rebels attacked a sprawling air base on Wednesday as the opposition expanded its offensive on military airports in an attempt to sideline a major weapon in the hands of President Bashar Assad’s forces. The Observatory said the rebel assault on the Taftanaz base was preceded by heavy shelling of the area, and the fighters appeared to be trying to storm the facility. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)
In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, smoke rises from buildings in Taftanaz village, Idlib province, northern Syria, on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Rebels attacked a sprawling air base on Wednesday as the opposition expanded its offensive on military airports in an attempt to sideline a major weapon in the hands of President Bashar Assad’s forces. The Observatory said the rebel assault on the Taftanaz base was preceded by heavy shelling of the area, and the fighters appeared to be trying to storm the facility. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)
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