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Parts of Rastan Syria reduced to rubble

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 00:49

Jan. 12 - Amateur video purports to show Syrian military forces carrying out air assaults on Damascus and al Rastan in Homs province. Deborah Gembara reports.

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In the skies above Damascus, a military jet drops flares --- an effort to deter heat seeking missiles away from the aircraft's engine, in this latest video posted to a social media website. And in al Rastan, a cloud of smoke hovered over the skyline after air strikes by President Bashar al-Assad's forces. Locals carry away an injured man, while others begin a frantic search through the rubble for survivors Reuters cannot independently verify the content of this video. Rebels reportedly control many rural areas around Syria, but are stuck in a stalemate with Assad's forces in cities.

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Parts of Rastan Syria reduced to rubble

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 00:49