In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 photo, a Free Syrian Army fighter from the Ghurabaa al-Sham brigade that holds a cluster of Christian villages stands guard on the roof top of his base,

 

              In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 photo, a Free Syrian Army fighter from the Ghurabaa al-Sham brigade that holds a cluster of Christian villages stands guard on the roof top of his base,
In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 photo, a Free Syrian Army fighter from the Ghurabaa al-Sham brigade that holds a cluster of Christian villages stands guard on the roof top of his base, at the Christian village of Yacobiyeh, in Idlib province, Syria. Yacobiyeh and its neighbors, Judeida and Quniya, are some of the first Christian villages to be taken by the rebel Syrian Army. The rebels stormed these hilltop villages in late January, after the army used it as a base to shell nearby rebel-controlled areas. The villages are largely empty due to the fighting, with a few mostly elderly Christians -- including Roman Catholics and Armenian Orthodox _ living among Sunni Muslim refugees who have moved up here from the plains. They still face sporadic artillery bombardment from below.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)