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    Syrian Rebels Seize Dam

    In this picture taken on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, Citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrian rebels walk next to a cannon that was captured with other weapons from the 46th Regiment base which was a major pillar of the government's force, near the northern city of Aleppo, Syria. Syrian Rebels on Monday captured a hydroelectric dam on the Euphrates River in the country's north after days of heavy clashes, carting off boxes of ammunition and notching the latest in a string of recent strategic advances for opposition fighters, activists said. (AP Photo/Idlib News Network ENN)

    Idlib News Network ENN / AP Photo

    With the world watching the Gaza Strip and Egypt, the Syrian rebels have been busy. After seizing a military airport and a base near Damascus, the rebels have now taken control of a strategic northern hydroelectric dam. The advances come as government airstrikes reportedly left nearly a dozen school children dead. The fighting has also flirted with borders, forcing Turkey’s antiaircraft arsenal to fire at Syrian warplanes that enter the nation’s airspace.