Aug. 7 - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad tried to project calm and control, meeting with an Iranian official as his forces tries to choke off rebels in key cities. Deborah Gembara reports.
Taking aim at government forces in the Syrian city of Idlib. Seconds later the rebels are rocked by an explosion. Fighters can be heard returning fire while others rush to pull two men from the blast site in this latest video posted to a social media website. Idlib is just one of several cities where opposition members and Assad's forces are at war. Government troops continued to barrage Aleppo amid reports rebels are running low on ammunition. In Damascus, the first images of Assad in more than two weeks. The 46-year-old leader met with an Iranian official--- and chaired a cabinet meeting --- and tried to project calm --- particularly after the high profile defection of his Prime Minister on Monday.