Watch as a Syrian Helicopter is Shot Down Near Damascus (Video)

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This amateur video was shot by a civilian apparently shows a Syrian military helicopter shot down by rebels near Damascus. Though Reuters put the video on their website they claim inability to “independently verify the content of this video.”

The video also has scenes of fighting going on in a city which seems almost deserted. It is not a surprising site keeping in mind the situation at hand. Syrian rebels claimed to have shot down an army helicopter over the Damascus district of Qaboun on Tuesday, the third day of fierce fighting in the Syrian capital between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and his opponents.

"Helicopters are flying at low altitude. It's easy to target them using anti-aircraft weapons," a senior rebel officer told Reuters.
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