In this excerpt from 'The Battle for Syria's South,' VICE News follows a group of volunteers tackling fires and rescuing civilians trapped in rubble, as barrel bombs and grad rockets rain down daily on neighborhoods.
"It is in our calculations that the battle will now extend for more years than it would have without the Russians," said Abu Yousef al-Mouhajer, a rebel fighting in the Latakia area of Syria.
In this extra scene from 'The Battle for Syria's South,' VICE News meets the commander of the Jisr al-Haran brigade and his men, where their mission is to attack all regime convoys and cut off the supply line to Daraa.
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.
Syria’s province of Dera’a is referred to as the birthplace of the revolution, but for displaced people, it's the end of the road.
Desperate to get out of the war-torn country, thousands of refugees have made their way to Daraa only to find themselves trapped.
I Learned to Fight Like an American at the FSA Training Camp in Jordan: America's Role in the Syrian Revolution
For nearly a year, rumors have swirled about a covert, US-run training camp for FSA fighters in the vast Jordanian desert. Last week, it was reported that the Obama administration appears to be expanding "its covert program of training."