FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, file photo, people gather by the window of a makeshift post where Free Syrian Army fighters sell bread, in Maaret Misreen, near Idlib, Syria. Syr

 

              FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, file photo, people gather by the window of a makeshift post where Free Syrian Army fighters sell bread, in Maaret Misreen, near Idlib, Syria. Syr
FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, file photo, people gather by the window of a makeshift post where Free Syrian Army fighters sell bread, in Maaret Misreen, near Idlib, Syria. Syrians face extended blackouts amid severe fuel shortages in the middle of winter and now spend hours in line every day for a few loaves of bread or gasoline at soaring prices, highlighting the mounting difficulty President Bashar Assad faces in providing basic services to his people. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, File)