Rare footage from inside a Syrian rebel town

BBC Newsnight journalist reports from Northern Syria, where government shells strike almost daily

By Natasha Lennard

Published October 24, 2012 3:15PM (EDT)

BBC Newsnight's Tim Whewell reports from a rebel-held Northern Syrian town, reduced to rubble by shelling from Bashar al-Assad's forces. "Few days pass without a funeral" Whewell notes from the besieged, conservative region run by "poor, pious" Free Syrian Army rebels. The report also touches on tensions between secular and Islamist Syrian ways of life, which threaten to clash even if Assad's regime is overthrown.

Watch the rare footage from inside a rebel town below:



Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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