Amateur video posted on a social media website purports to show a Syrian rebel blowing up a government checkpoint in what appears to be a suicide attack.
The video above shows a truck purportedly laden with explosives and a man in the driver’s seat preparing to launch a suicide attack at a government checkpoint near Damascus.
The rebel fighter is said to be a member of al-Nusra. He makes preparations for the attack.
Later in the video, a vehicle is seen exploding as it reaches the checkpoint.
More than 100,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began more than two years ago, and there is still no sign of an end to the violence.
The video has come out at a time when French President Francois Hollande has for the very first time suggested that Paris could arm Syrian rebels in a "controlled framework" given that they were now caught between the Syrian government on one side and radical Islamists on the other.
"I assess that the Russians regularly send them (weapons), but we will do it in a broader context with a number of countries and in a framework that can be controlled because we cannot accept that weapons could fall into the hands of jihadists that we have fought against here," Hollande told a news conference in Bamako, where he was attending a ceremony to mark the swearing-in of Mali's new president.