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Smoke rises after Free Syrian Army fighters fired a weapon towards forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in northwestern Syria's Idlib Province on Wednesday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says more than 170,000 people have been killed in Syria's conflict, which started as a peaceful protest movement in 2011 but descended into a multifaceted civil war after a government crackdown.

Image: A Free Syrian Army fighter sits inside a tunnel in the southern part of Maarat Al-Nouman, Idlib
A Free Syrian Army fighter sits inside a tunnel in the southern part of Maarat Al-Nouman, Idlib, on July 16, 2014.RASEM GHAREEB / Reuters