Video appears to show Syrian rebels preparing car bomb
Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 01:07
Oct. 20 - Amateur video purports to show Syrian rebels partially camouflaging a car bomb before exploding it near an army checkpoint in a Damascus suburb. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION)
Video posted on the Internet on Sunday appears to show masked Syrian fighters working to camouflage a vehicle loaded with explosives.
The vehicle then moves along a track before a second video apparently shows the vehicle exploding in a white cloud of smoke near an army checkpoint at Tamico on the outskirts of Damascus.
Audio on the second video appears to be of heavy fighting following the explosion.
Rebels claim they seized the checkpoint and were now fighting to capture a second one down the road.
The checkpoints, to the southeast of the capital, sit between the rebel-held suburb of Mleiha and the government-held suburb of Jaramana.
Syrian military jets have pounded nearby rebel-held areas. Rebels hold several suburbs ringing the capital but have yet to make deep inroads into the capital, due to a sustained army blockade.
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