Feb. 1 - Amateur video captures heavy shelling around Damascus and other Syrian cities. Karen Hendren reports.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: -- REUTERS CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT OF THIS VIDEO WHICH HAS BEEN OBTAINED FROM A SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE Shells continue to rain down on cities across Syria, according to amateur video released on a social media website. In the eastern city of Rastan... Video that cannot be independently verified by Reuters captures heavy shelling on residential buildings. This amid reports that the opposition plans to meet with officials from the United States, Russia and the U.N. in Germany this weekend. Meanwhile, the rebellion inches closer to President Bashar al-Assad headquarters in Damascus. In the suburbs of the capital city, black smoke rises from a building in the distance. A voice is heard saying "Shelling of the city continues. Oh God!" Human rights groups say the 22-month conflict in Syria has claimed more than 60-thousand lives.