Syria at war

Associated Press
In this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 photo, a rebel  fighter poses for a photographer while holding a Russian weapon acquired from the Syrian army by Free Syrian Army rebels in the northwestern city of Maraat al-Numan, Syria. After months of fierce fighting for control of the vital Aleppo-Damascus highway, rebels have succeeded in pushing the Syrian army out of the center of Maraat al-Numan located on the highway between Aleppo and Hama. (AP Photo/Mustafa Karali)

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Syrian rebels said on June 21 they have received new weapons from friendly countries that could lead to changes on the ground and victories against President Bashar Assad's forces. The civil war has killed tens of thousands of people, displaced more than four million and turned neighbor against neighbor, with civilians paying the price. (Reuters)

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