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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Syrian troops, rebels clash in contested north

Free Syrian Army fighters next to a hole allegedly made during an airstrike by government forces, in Aleppo, Syria, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Rebels captured a military air base in northern Syria on Tuesday, handing opposition fighters their second strategic victory in their nearly two-year battle against President Bashar Assad in as many days, activists said.