Jan. 12 - Amateur video purports to show Syrian military forces carrying out air assaults on Damascus and al Rastan in Homs province. Deborah Gembara reports.
In the skies above Damascus, a military jet drops flares --- an effort to deter heat seeking missiles away from the aircraft's engine, in this latest video posted to a social media website. And in al Rastan, a cloud of smoke hovered over the skyline after air strikes by President Bashar al-Assad's forces. Locals carry away an injured man, while others begin a frantic search through the rubble for survivors Reuters cannot independently verify the content of this video. Rebels reportedly control many rural areas around Syria, but are stuck in a stalemate with Assad's forces in cities.