Free Syrian Army steps up training

Opposition fighters of the Free Syrian Army are being trained in military camps in Idlib province.

    There has been a steady flow of defections to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) which have been documented in defection videos.

    Western intelligence reports indicate that as many as half the army conscripts did not report to army duty in the last three call-ups, and that lower-level officers are deserting in large numbers.

    Many of the FSA fighters are now being trained in makeshift military camps in Idlib province in the north of the country.

    Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports on the growing strength of the opposition army.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera English


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.