Video on social media purports to show a Syrian government helicopter dropping bombs on a rebel position on the outskirts of Damascus, injuring at least three people. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
BROADCAST AND DIGITAL RESTRICTIONS~**Broadcasters: NONE Digital: NONE*~ ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Video uploaded to social media on Monday (November 14) purports to show a Syrian government helicopter dropping missiles on the Damascus community of Khan al-Shih, targeting the Syrian Civil Defense center, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Three members of the Civil Defense forces are said to have been injured in the attack. Rebels, supported by Turkey, the U.S. and the Persian Gulf states, are fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad, whose military, backed by Russia's air force, has used jet and helicopter strikes extensively during the five-and-a-half-year war. The conflict has killed hundreds of thousands of people, left half the country's pre-war population homeless, dragged in global powers and given space to Islamist militant groups to consolidate their organizations and plan attacks abroad.