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Syrian crisis: On the ground with rebel fighters

The BBC's Ian Pannell has travelled to the outskirts of Syria's second city of Aleppo with "hundreds, maybe a thousand" rebels, as the battle for control of the city intensifies.

He said that the rebels "feel that they have the initiative, but the truth is they are overwhelmed".

There is some loss of video quality on this report because of technical difficulties reporting from Syria

  • 24 Jul 2012