Defectors battle Syrian security forces

Exclusive footage shows self-styled Free Syrian Army using heavy weapons as they take on former comrades.

    A group of Syrian army defectors fighting against Bashar al-Assad's government are using heavy weapons, according to exclusive footage obtained by Al Jazeera.

    The group, which calls itself the Free Syrian Army, is calling on the international community to impose a no-fly zone and to arm the opposition.

    Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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