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ANTAKYA, Turkey -- Their bomb-making begins in jam jars and their weapons are secretly assembled using household products, car parts and scrap metal. A cottage industry has sprung up to supply the rebel forces fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad with ammunition for the battlefield, using whatever materials are available.
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