Reuters TV: Inside the Free Syrian Army’s homemade rocket making machine
Syrian rebels have been using homemade rockets to make advances against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. Assad’s forces also suffered a demoralizing setback when the head of its military police defected.
Two members of the Free Syrian Army hold their weapons as they take defense positions in a house in El Moalimin neighborhood in Homs July 14, 2012.
The Red Cross now views fighting in Syria as an internal armed conflict - a civil war in layman’s terms - crossing a threshold experts say can help lay the ground for future prosecutions for war crimes.
The independent humanitarian agency had previously classed the violence in Syria as localised civil wars between government forces and armed opposition groups in three flashpoints - Homs, Hama and Idlib. Picture taken July 14, 2012. REUTERS/Yazen Homsy