May 14 - New video purports to show Syrian rebels cheering after destroying tanks used by President Bashar al Assad's forces in Rastan.
Celebrations in the opposition stronghold of Rastan. New video purports to show Opposition members cheering after destroying government tanks. Rebels say President Bashar al Assad's forces of targeting civilians on a daily basis. Reuters cannot independently confirm the content of this video or reports that rebels killed at 23 Syrian soldiers on Monday. The violence in the Rastan-- which is 15 miles north of Homs took place as six Chinese military observers arrived in Damascus to join the expanded U.N. monitoring mission in the country. Deborah Gembara, Reuters.