US officials have said that President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorising US support for the rebels fighting against the Syrian regime as the heavy fighting continues in Aleppo. Please be warned this video contains graphic images.

This unverified amateur footage shows entire streets brought down by explosions and shelling. A man's body lies in a doorway. The voice explains the bodies are just piled up and filming can't continue for fear of snipers.

Reuters news agency has reported today that Syrian government forces have launched two operations in Damascus to root out rebel activists on Wednesday, killing at least 70 people.

Yesterday this unverified footage appeared on the internet which shows the capture of the pro government- Shabiha chief, known as 'Zeno' and other soldiers sitting beaten and bloodied . After this, further unverified footage, which we don't have, appears to shows the rebels lining up and shooting dead unarmed pro-government militia members. Both incidents have attracted worldwide condemnation.

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