February 25th, 2012
02:38 AM ET

Freelance cameraman provides a rare glimpse into Homs, Syria

A freelance cameraman who visited Homs recently put together a video that provides a rare glimpse of life in the embattled city and an even rarer close-up of the opposition movement in Syria.

At the headquarters of the government secret police, the cameraman - who uses the name Mani to avoid retribution by the government if he returns - finds himself in the thick of a battle. Some 200 members of the Free Syrian Army, made of military defectors, are involved in the attack. They explode a bomb below a rooftop position, where government snipers are trapped.

Mani's camera follows opposition fighters as they enter the government building, where room-to-room and stairwell-to-stairwell fighting ensues.

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  1. Andreas Moser

    So where is the video?

    February 25, 2012 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. leeintulsa

    see, i knew it. why would assad want iranian help? because he's losing.. the rebels sacking a secret police hq..

    February 25, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. RUFFNUTT (( c.o.s. co-leader ))

    wow. the property values of this place are going down hill...

    February 25, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. leeintulsa

    i can't *wait* for this movie to come out

    February 26, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |