Sunday, November 25, 2012

Syrian rebels say capture air base east of Damascus

Syrian rebels said on Sunday they had captured a helicopter base 15 km (10 miles) east of Damascus after an overnight battle, the second military facility on the outskirts of the capital to fall to President Bashar al-Assad's opponents this month.

An Internet video which activists said was filmed at the Marj al-Sultan base showed rebel fighters carrying AK-47 rifles touring the facility. An anti-aircraft gun could be seen positioned on top of an empty bunker and a rebel commander was shown next to a helicopter.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/25/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8AJ1FK20121125