Tuesday, January 8, 2013
In this Sunday Jan. 6, 2013 photo Syrian rebel fighters take their positions in foxholes on the frontline of the ongoing battle for the military airport in Taftanaz, Syria. Syrian President Bashar Assad, in a rare speech Sunday, outlined his own vision for ending the country's conflict with a plan that would keep him in power. He also dismissed any chance of dialogue with the armed opposition and called on Syrians to fight what he called "murderous criminals."
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