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.
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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.
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