Feb. 17 - Rebel fighters took up positions in trenches during a firefight with President Bashar al Assad's forces on the outskirts of Homs. Deborah Gembara reports.
Rebels advanced across a field during an afternoon that saw a firefight at this village on the outskirts of Homs --- in this video posted on a social media website whose content Reuters cannot independently verify. At one stage, what appears to be a mortar round lands nearby. Several fighters scrambled to recover Other video purports to show rebels in tanks they seized from government forces, firing on a military airbase south of Aleppo. Locals say rebels began surrounding the base several weeks ago. The fighters reportedly took control of the installation which is located near a major highway.