Syria at war

Associated Press
In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 photo, night falls on a Syrian rebel checkpoint in the Bustan Al-Pasha neighborhood, the boundary of the area controlled by rebel fighters at the northeast limit of the Kurdish controlled area of Sheikh Maksoud in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras)

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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)