Syria rebels storm back against Assad forces

Exclusive report from al-Qusayr where an out-gunned Free Syrian Army is making progress against army.

    The Syrian town of al-Qusayr, near the border with Lebanon, has been shelled repeatedly for over a month.

    The bombardment often goes on for hours, with incoming fire from tank rounds, missiles from helicopter gunships, rockets and mortars, as well as small arms fire.

    The Free Syrian Army in this town are hopelessly out-gunned, fighting with only small arms, RPGs and a handful of mortars.

    Even so, the rebels are making progress.

    As observed by Al Jazeera, a successful assault was staged on the main headquarters of government forces, a town hall.

    After taking control of the building, the fighters demolished it so it could not be retaken.

    Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from al-Qusayr, southern Syria.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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