Sep. 2 - Amateur video purports to show fierce fighting between rebels and government troops in Syria's largest city, Aleppo. Andrew Raven reports.
REUTERS CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THIS VIDEO WHICH WAS OBTAINED FROM SOCIAL MEDIA Activists say this amateur video shows rebels in a firefight with government forces in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday. The video was uploaded to a social media website and Reuters cannot independently verify the content. Fighting is raging throughout Aleppo, a key battleground in Syria's 17-month conflict, which has pitted rebels against forces loyal to president Bashar al-Assad. Meanwhile, another amateur video shows a fire-damaged hospital in the capital, Damascus. Activists say the facility was attacked by government forces. They also claim that at least four civilians - some with their hands bound - were executed in another part of the capital. The U.N. says 1,600 people were killed in Syria last week, the highest weekly figure since violence erupted last year.