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FILE - Birds fly over the destroyed minaret of a mosque in the northern town of Ariha, on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria, Sunday, June 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)

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Syria at war

January 7, 2013

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)