Battle For Syrian Airbase Video

An amateur video posted on a social media website appears to show Syrian rebels continuing the battle for Taftanaz airport in Idlib province.

The video, which cannot be verified by Reuters, appears to show Taftanaz airbase under heavy fire.

A second video from the same area is said to show a bomb falling from a military helicopter on Wednesday (January 9). It breaks up before hitting the ground.

A voice behind the camera says it's a cluster bomb - being dropped to fight a rebel siege.

More amateur video from the same day appears to show rebels gathered inside a building at the airport.

They surround an armoured personnel carrier - and the body of a government soldier.

Taftanaz is a key military airbase in northern Syria and has seen fierce fighting as rebels attempt to gain ground.

Government forces have increasingly used airpower to bombard opposition fighters.

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