Two Syrian rebels take sniper positions at the heavily contested neighborhood of Karmal Jabl in central Aleppo on Oct. 18, 2012. Violence persisted on Oct. 19 with rebels and loyalists of President Bashar al-Assad locked in battle for the northwestern town of Maaret al-Numan on the Damascus-Aleppo highway linking Syria's two biggest cities. (AFP PHOTO/JAVIER MANZANO)

Click the photo to enlarge. Here's a map of Syria with Maaret al-Numan pinpointed, not far from towns such as Idlib and Hama that have seen heavy fighting.

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