Videos uploaded to a social media website purport to show Syrian rebel forces as they attack and storm a military checkpoint in Idlib. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Sounds of jubilation from rebel forces as they target a military checkpoint in Idlib. The video, which can not be independently verified by Reuters, appears to show fighters from the so-called Al-Feteh Army making their way to the checkpoint, amid smoke and gunfire. Since March, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost wide areas of Idlib province along the border with Turkey -- another supporter of the insurgency against him. General Martin Dempsey, the top U.S. military officer, said last week he believed Assad's "momentum has been slowed" and that if he were in Assad's position he "would find the opportunity to look to the negotiating table". Assad has received massive support from both Russia and Iran. And Iran has signaled it would maintain that support. More jubilation from rebel fighters as they comb through the rubble finding weapons. Another scene from more than four years of fighting that has killed more than 220,000 people.