FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2012 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, prays next to the Syrian grand mufti Ahmad Hassoun, right, durin

 

              FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2012 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, prays next to the Syrian grand mufti Ahmad Hassoun, right, durin
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2012 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, prays next to the Syrian grand mufti Ahmad Hassoun, right, during a ceremony marking the birth of Islam's Prophet Mohammad, at al-Rawda mosque, in Damascus, Syria. Hassoun's appeal for men to join the army raises the question of whether President Bashar Assad is running out of soldiers and prompts a pro-government newspaper to declare the military can battle insurgents for years to come. The civil war has eroded one of the Arab world's biggest armies, and pro-Assad militiamen are increasingly filling in for troops. (AP Photo/SANA, File)