Fires of war burn in Syria in relentless battle for control of the country. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
They are battling to contain the flames of war in Syria. Amateur video, which cannot be independently verified by Reuters, appears to show fires on the streets in Idlib in the aftermath of government bombings. The war in Syria has cost the lives of more than 200,000 people with an untold number of wounded. Across the country fierce fighting in the streets. The insurgency in Syria is now dominated by hardline Sunni Islamists, including both Islamic State and the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front. Islamic State is fighting against forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad as well as rival insurgents in a war that is in its fourth year -- and where peace is nowhere in sight