The Battle for Syria’s South (Full Length)

Daraa is where Syria’s revolution began four years ago. Now it’s the scene of a forgotten war, in which largely secular Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels — marginalized elsewhere in Syria — continue to lead the struggle against Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

The FSA are fighting a bitterly hard battle under a virtual media blackout to change the course of Syria’s civil war. If they can take Daraa, they will stand at the beginning of the road to Damascus, the seat of Assad’s government.

VICE News followed the Fallujah Horan brigade of the FSA and their charismatic commander Abu Hadi Aboud as they fight to push the regime out of Daraa’s eastern suburbs.

Watch “Jihadists vs. the Assad Regime: Syria’s Rebel Advance” – http://bit.ly/1K9YiDM

Read “This Video Shows Syrian Rebels Using a Massive Sandstorm To Capture an Air Base” – http://bit.ly/1FzzwIk

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The Southern Storm Offensive: The Battle for Syria’s South (Part 2)

Daraa is where Syria’s revolution began four years ago. Now it’s the scene of a forgotten war, in which largely secular Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels — marginalized elsewhere in Syria — continue to lead the struggle against Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

The FSA are fighting a bitterly hard battle under a virtual media blackout to change the course of Syria’s civil war. If they can take Daraa, they will stand at the beginning of the road to Damascus, the seat of Assad’s government.

VICE News follows the Fallujah Horan brigade of the FSA and their charismatic commander Abu Hadi Aboud as they fight to push the regime out of Daraa’s eastern suburbs.

In part two of a two-part series, VICE News follows Abu Hadi and his brigade as they plan an assault on a vital regime position, which takes an unexpected turn.

Watch “Machine Guns and Barrel Bombs: The Battle for Syria’s South (Part 1)” – http://bit.ly/1g9GCMJ

Read “Syrian Regime Bomb Kill Dozens in Damascus Suburb for Second Week in a Row” – http://bit.ly/1hXCi4y

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Machine Guns and Barrel Bombs: The Battle for Syria’s South (Part 1)

Daraa is where Syria’s revolution began four years ago. Now it’s the scene of a forgotten war, in which largely secular Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels — marginalized elsewhere in Syria — continue to lead the struggle against Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

The FSA are fighting a bitterly hard battle under a virtual media blackout to change the course of Syria’s civil war. If they can take Daraa, they will stand at the beginning of the road to Damascus, the seat of Assad’s government.

VICE News follows the Fallujah Horan brigade of the FSA and their charismatic commander Abu Hadi Aboud as they fight to push the regime out of Daraa’s eastern suburbs.

In part one of a two-part series, Abu Hadi shows VICE News how his men take the fight to the regime on the frontlines east of Daraa, and we also meet the volunteers trying to save locals from the barrel bombs that rain down daily on the city.

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Read “Russia Says Syria’s Assad Is Ready to Share Power with Opposition” – http://bit.ly/1Fw80v7

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The Battle for Syria’s South (Trailer)

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Daraa is where Syria’s revolution began four years ago. Now it’s the scene of a forgotten war, in which largely secular Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels — marginalized elsewhere in Syria — continue to lead the struggle against Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

The FSA are fighting a bitterly hard battle under a virtual media blackout to change the course of Syria’s civil war. If they can take Daraa, they will stand at the beginning of the road to Damascus, the seat of Assad’s government.

VICE News followed the Fallujah Horan brigade of the FSA and their charismatic commander Abu Hadi Aboud as they fight to push the regime out of Daraa’s eastern suburbs.

Watch “Pushing Back the Islamic State: The Battle for Rojava (Dispatch 1)” – http://bit.ly/1TjDm3U

Read “A New Kind of Bomb Is Being Used in Syria and It’s a Humanitarian Nightmare” – http://bit.ly/1huQuBT

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