In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, Free Syrian Army fighter, Bashar al Hajji, points towards the besieged Shiite village of Zahraa in Aleppo, Syria. Anyone who dares try to slip out of the Shiite villages of Zahraa and Nubl risks their lives. Snipers outside town are ready to gun them down. Roads out are blocked with barricades and checkpoints. Rebels have imposed a smothering siege over the communities, which they call a den of pro-regime gunmen who have shelled, killed and kidnapped neighboring Sunnis. (AP Photo/Rob Celliers)

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, Free Syrian Army fighter, Bashar al Hajji, points towards the besieged Shiite village of Zahraa in Aleppo, Syria. Anyone who dares try to slip out of the Shiite villages of Zahraa and Nubl risks their lives. Snipers outside town are ready to gun them down. Roads out are blocked with barricades and checkpoints. Rebels have imposed a smothering siege over the communities, which they call a den of pro-regime gunmen who have shelled, killed and kidnapped neighboring Sunnis. (AP Photo/Rob Celliers)
In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, Free Syrian Army fighter, Bashar al Hajji, points towards the besieged Shiite village of Zahraa in Aleppo, Syria. Anyone who dares try to slip out of the Shiite villages of Zahraa and Nubl risks their lives. Snipers outside town are ready to gun them down. Roads out are blocked with barricades and checkpoints. Rebels have imposed a smothering siege over the communities, which they call a den of pro-regime gunmen who have shelled, killed and kidnapped neighboring Sunnis. (AP Photo/Rob Celliers)
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