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Jennifer thank you a Syrian ambassador who defected last week.
Has a chilling warning about just how far president Bashar Assad will go to hang on to power.
Correspondent -- -- has that story and what the rebels in Syria are trying to do to snatch that power away.
Rebels in Damascus that buyers blocking -- main highway.
Forcing the regime to send tanks in the streets of the Syrian capital to maintain control of the city.
This dramatic shift in the eighteen month long uprising could be enough to force president bits are assigned to use chemical weapons against his own people.
What do you former regime diplomat.
Speaking to the BBC -- law -- offered no proof for his accusations.
But said he thought the Syrian army may have already used chemical weapons.
And would for sure as the conflict worsen.
Syrian army gunships and moving fire over cities in revolt or.
One -- -- video appeared to show some type of bomb dropping from a helicopter and took Lisa.
An explosion shook the ground.
Rebels posted a video showing a truck in the lower right hand corner of the screen there blowing up in Syria started we didn't obviously didn't -- -- -- -- -- You need to fight despite the -- -- artillery bombarded.
-- Syrian army forces.
This combined with the opposition troops capturing armored personnel carriers rolling -- each of their infantry attacks.
And the fighting in Damascus point toward opposition.
I'm not scared by US intelligence reports that the Syrian army moved -- day.
Storage for possible attacks in homes.
Those civilians who survived the fighting cry out in agony -- not right or not.
We have no bread didn't -- water said this will mitigate the destruction of a former rebel stronghold.
Shut up look at my house she cried Bishara side is just rolling our country.
-- Or not the chemical weapons -- give the United States and its allies increased diplomatic fire power and the United Nations -- this week when they go ahead.
And try to ask for increase sanctions against the Syrian regime.
The Russians have promised to veto any such measure leading the world to wait and see.
If the Syrian army will actually use chemical weapons against its own people or just continue to kill them with conventional ones.
Cleveland -- -- and -- Middle East newsroom Cleveland thank you.
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