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<p>Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, wears her military outfit before heading to the frontline as her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, looks on at their home in Aleppo, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/ Muzaffar Salman</p>

Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, wears her military outfit before heading to the frontline as her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, looks on at their home in Aleppo, February 12, 2013....more

Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, wears her military outfit before heading to the frontline as her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, looks on at their home in Aleppo, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/ Muzaffar Salman

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<p>Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, and her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, prepare their weapons before heading to the frontline, in Aleppo, February 12, 2013. Um Jaafar was a women's hairdresser before the revolution and after being trained by her husband, she is now a member of a Sawt al-Haq battalion on the frontline of Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood.

REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman</p>

Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, and her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, prepare their weapons before heading to the frontline, in Aleppo, February 12, 2013. Um Jaafar was a women's...more

Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, and her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, prepare their weapons before heading to the frontline, in Aleppo, February 12, 2013. Um Jaafar was a women's hairdresser before the revolution and after being trained by her husband, she is now a member of a Sawt al-Haq battalion on the frontline of Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

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<p>Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, sits with her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, and her daughter Faten at their home in Aleppo, February 12, 2013.  REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman</p>

Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, sits with her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, and her daughter Faten at their home in Aleppo, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, sits with her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, and her daughter Faten at their home in Aleppo, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

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<p>Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, sits with her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, and her daughter Faten at their home in Aleppo, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman</p>

Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, sits with her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, and her daughter Faten at their home in Aleppo, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, sits with her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, and her daughter Faten at their home in Aleppo, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

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<p>Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, and her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, prepare their weapons before heading to the frontline, in Aleppo, February 12, 2013.

REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman</p>

Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, and her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, prepare their weapons before heading to the frontline, in Aleppo, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, and her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, prepare their weapons before heading to the frontline, in Aleppo, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

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<p>Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army and her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, stay near cover on the frontline of Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood, February 12, 2013.  REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman</p>

Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army and her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, stay near cover on the frontline of Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman more

Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army and her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, stay near cover on the frontline of Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

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<p>Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army and her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, stay near cover on the frontline of Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood, February 12, 2013.  REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman</p>

Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army and her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, stay near cover on the frontline of Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman more

Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army and her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, stay near cover on the frontline of Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

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<p>Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army and her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, take cover on the frontline of Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood, February 12, 2013.  REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman</p>

Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army and her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, take cover on the frontline of Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman more

Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army and her husband Abu Jaafar, a Sawt al-Haq (Voice of Rights) battalion commander, take cover on the frontline of Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

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<p>Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, wears her military outfit before heading to the frontline, in Aleppo, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/ Muzaffar Salman</p>

Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, wears her military outfit before heading to the frontline, in Aleppo, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/ Muzaffar Salman

Um Jaafar, a woman fighter in the Free Syrian Army, wears her military outfit before heading to the frontline, in Aleppo, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/ Muzaffar Salman

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