July 28 - Opposition forces contine to battle troops loyal to President Assad in Syria. Julie Noce reports.
Rebels continue their battle with pro-government forces in the Syrian capital Damascus. Video obtained from a social media website shows opposition forces firing automatic weapons on a tank. A helicopter appears to have been shot down by rebels and is heading for the ground. Reuters cannot independently verify the content of this video. In Deraa, amateur video purports to show a bombed out refugee camp. Smoke rises from the crumbled buildings as bulldozers clean up wreckage. News of the continued battle for the city of Aleppo, home to 2.5 million people, is being seen as a potential turning point in the 16 month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad that could give one side an edge in the conflict. Julie Noce, Reuters