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This image made from video provided by Shaam News Network (SNN) and accessed via AP video purports to show smoke and flames from shelling in the Izaa neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Syrian rebels have begun a major operation in the Aleppo region, aiming to strike at security compounds and bases around Syria's largest city, activists said Friday. It would be evidence that weeks of intense bombardments by the Syrian military, including airstrikes, have failed to dislodge the rebels. Instead, fighting rages across the country in a 17-month civil war that shows no sign of ending soon. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network SNN via AP video) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAS NO WAY OF INDEPENDENTLY VERIFYING THE CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS PICTURE.

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