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FRANCE 24 exclusive video: Syria's rebels underground

Text by Matthieu MABIN , Alexandra RENARD

Latest update : 2012-03-13

FRANCE 24 broadcasts exclusive coverage of the uprising in Syria from the town of al-Qusayr, where fighters from the rebel Syrian Liberation Army wait in fear for the next onslaught by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

In Al-Qusayr, a town in the Syrian region of Homs near the Lebanese border, the only way to escape the bombardment by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad is to go underground. It is in the cellars and basements where you can find different members of the rebel Syrian Liberation Army (SLA). Made up mainly of deserters from the national army, the SLA is trying to organise their counter-attack in the rebel stronghold of Homs.

But in recent days, the Syrian regime has increased its pressure on the city. "We're running out of weapons and ammunition" an SLA soldier admits. "If Bashar al-Assad launched an offensive, we could not contain it," he said.

The soldier anxiously awaits the next attack by Assad’s forces amid a growing feeling of having been abandoned by the international community.
 

 

Date created : 2012-03-13

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