FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2011 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian army soldiers carry the coffins of their comrades who were killed in recent violence in t

 

              FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2011 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian army soldiers carry the coffins of their comrades who were killed in recent violence in t
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2011 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian army soldiers carry the coffins of their comrades who were killed in recent violence in the country, during their funeral procession at the military hospital in Homs, Syria. A top Syrian cleric'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)