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Syrian rebels advance in Deraa as fighting rages

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 00:55

Amateur video purports to show the advance of Syrian rebels in Deraa, as fighting rages on in the war-torn country. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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The battle in Syria rages on. Amateur video purports to show fighters affiliated with the Free Syrian Army firing rockets at the pro-government militia group Shabiha in Hama. In Deraa, these rebels say they are making gains -- announcing the liberation of a militia base run by Shabiha. Video obtained by social media shows rebels entering a compound and capturing the base. And in the main battleground of Aleppo, insurgents fire on another pro-government militia. It's here that a U.N. proposal for a local truce may come into play. The UN peace envoy to Syria says that Syrian officials have given him positive signals regarding a truce, with President Bashar al-Assad quoted as saying the proposal was worth studying.

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Syrian rebels advance in Deraa as fighting rages

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 00:55