Clashes rage around Damascus
Amateur video footage from a social media website shows what it says are government tanks and rebels exchanging rocket fire in the streets of towns near Damascus.
Tanks can be seen driving through the streets of what seems to be Daraya, near Damascus. In the same video, a man appearing to be a Syrian rebel can be seen firing a rocket launcher out of a window.
Another video shows a helicopter shot down by Syrian rebels near the Menagh airport, near Aleppo, crashing and bursting into flames behind a treeline.
The content of these videos cannot be independently verified.