French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, right, addresses reporters at the start of a conference of representatives of Syrian rebels, at the Quai d'Orsay in Paris, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 20

 

              French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, right, addresses reporters at the start of a conference of representatives of Syrian rebels, at the Quai d
French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, right, addresses reporters at the start of a conference of representatives of Syrian rebels, at the Quai d'Orsay in Paris, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. Delegates of Syrian revolutionary councils are meeting in Paris Wednesday with officials from some 20 countries to plan an expansion of a French initiative of direct aid to beleaguered rebel-held towns in Syria. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)