Syrian army soldiers and rebels sit on the top of an armored personnel carrier shortly after the Syrian soldiers defected and joined the rebels, in Khaldiyeh district, in Homs province, central Syria, Saturday May 12, 2012. Syria's uprising started in March 2011 with mostly peaceful protests inspired by successful revolts elsewhere calling for political reform. The Syrian government responded with a brutal crackdown, prompting many in the opposition to take up arms to defend themselves and attack government troops. (AP Photo/Fadi Zaidan)

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Syrian army soldiers and rebels sit on the top of an armored personnel carrier shortly after the Syrian soldiers defected and joined the rebels, in Khaldiyeh district, in Homs province, central Syria, Saturday May 12, 2012. Syria's uprising started in March 2011 with mostly peaceful protests inspired by successful revolts elsewhere calling for political reform. The Syrian government responded with a brutal crackdown, prompting many in the opposition to take up arms to defend themselves and attack government troops. (AP Photo/Fadi Zaidan)
Syrian army soldiers and rebels sit on the top of an armored personnel carrier shortly after the Syrian soldiers defected and joined the rebels, in Khaldiyeh district, in Homs province, central Syria, Saturday May 12, 2012. Syria's uprising started in March 2011 with mostly peaceful protests inspired by successful revolts elsewhere calling for political reform. The Syrian government responded with a brutal crackdown, prompting many in the opposition to take up arms to defend themselves and attack government troops. (AP Photo/Fadi Zaidan)
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