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Where new reports that rebels on the run in Syria and now may be a momentum this shift here regime troops are launching a major ground offensive in -- -- -- battle.
I have one of the biggest cities in Syria as an ancient city it's a strategic one.
And this battle has been raging for more than two weeks now we're -- live in our mideast bureau with the latest -- Hi -- -- battle for -- certainly could be a decisive -- in his Syrian.
Civil war that is now being going on for more.
Then a year a -- loss here not only would deny -- a base of operations.
It would also prove very costly in terms of lines.
And ammunition on the same time a government wouldn't.
Would continue to push the rebels out and leave them on the run this is the latest video amateur video coming out of town -- -- about.
-- shows the Syrian army vast.
Slid out gunning and out maneuvering.
Those rebels the Syrian army has not only aircraft in terms -- fighter jets to bomb the rebels but also heavy artillery and tanks.
To take on those rebels many of whom are are very lightly.
At all for the rebels as the rebels continue to fight bravely oftentimes an anti -- They are being pushed back they are running low on ammunition they are running -- -- medical supplies.
Many rebels are continuing to lose their lives also there's a big civilian poll in terms that battle the lot but we're hearing now of tens of thousands of refugees.
Fleeing north about 45 miles to the Turkish border out of what was a major commercial hub there.
Inside of Syria -- -- now is beginning to play a larger and larger role we had that visit from a top.
Are Iranian official to Syria to need.
With president aside and asked president -- is consolidate his power he is certainly holding on.
Very well the past couple weeks the Syrians have been able to maintain control over their capital and if they are able to push the rebels out of a lot Boeing denied them.
A base of operations it will certainly.
Make things look much better for president aside and a much longer battle for these rebels trying to take him out of power.
Jenna and what's next in all of this in Baxter bulletin gonna join us in about fifteen minutes to talk more.
On this topic -- thank you.
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