In this March 10, 2013 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian grand mufti Ahmad Hassoun, speaks during an interview with Syrian journalists, in Damascus, Syria.

 

              In this  March 10, 2013 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian grand mufti Ahmad Hassoun, speaks during an interview with Syrian journalists, in Damascus, Syria.
In this March 10, 2013 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian grand mufti Ahmad Hassoun, speaks during an interview with Syrian journalists, 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)