In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 photo, an elderly Syrian man smokes a cigarette while standing next to a residential building destroyed in a government airstrike, in Maaret Misreen, ne

 

              In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 photo, an elderly Syrian man smokes a cigarette while standing next to a residential building destroyed in a government airstrike, in Maaret Misreen, ne
In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 photo, an elderly Syrian man smokes a cigarette while standing next to a residential building destroyed in a government airstrike, in Maaret Misreen, near Idlib, Syria. The town is broke, relying on a slowing trickle of local donations. The rebels, a motley crew of laborers, mechanics and shopowners, have little experience in government. President Bashar Assad's troops still control the city of Idlib a few miles away, making area roads unsafe and keeping Maaret Misreen cut off from most of Syria. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)