In this Friday, Dec. 07, 2012 photo, damaged buildings are seen along a desolate street on the front line after several weeks of intense battles between rebel fighters and troops loyal

 

              In this Friday, Dec. 07, 2012 photo, damaged buildings are seen along a desolate street on the front line after several weeks of intense battles between rebel fighters and troops loyal
In this Friday, Dec. 07, 2012 photo, damaged buildings are seen along a desolate street on the front line after several weeks of intense battles between rebel fighters and troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Amarya district of Aleppo, Syria. As fears grow in the West that Syrian President Bashar Assad will unleash chemical weapons as an act of desperation, NATO moved forward Thursday with its plan to place Patriot missiles and troops along Syria's border with Turkey to protect against potential attacks. (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras)