APTOPIX Mideast Syria Rebels

December 19, 2012 - 4:33 PM
In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 photo, Syrian rebel fighter Ibrahim Iaaa, 20, a former construction worker, poses for a picture following a training session in Maaret Ikhwan, near Idlib, Syria. The new Syrian rebel chief, a defected army general who spent months in exile, says he has begun operating inside Syria to unite autonomous anti-regime militias for what he hopes will be the final push against President Bashar Assad. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)