1. END GAME?

    Home of Syria Rebellion Falls

    A man reacts amid debris after what activists said were explosive barrels thrown by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan  (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3MTUG

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    With just a month to go until Syria’s election, rebels are withdrawing from Homs. The abandonment of the city where the rebellion began will give President Bashar al-Assad a major symbolic victory. The evacuation, which involved buses of hundred of fighters fleeing to rebel-held areas elsewhere, was arranged between the fighters and pro-Assad forces. The rebel forces had held Homs despite a year of siege from better-supplied Assad forces.

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