Reports suggest that the Syrian government is using helicopter gunships, and conducting violent raids, in the cities of Damascus and Aleppo. “syria massacre” This action comes as the Free Syrian Army appear to be celebrating their key advances in key regions, and taking over border posts. Witnesses say the Syrian government is using helicopter gunships and conducting raids in the capital Damascus. There’s also reports of unrest in Aleppo — an economic and political hub. Jane Ferguson has more. syria syrian helicopter gusships rebels Middleeastnews clip al Jazeera youtube jane ferguson damascus aljazeera syria Aleppo Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad and his regime have been dealt a series of powerful blows in recent days, most notably a Damascus bomb attack that struck at the heart of the regime. Assad appeared on Syrian television on Thursday to swear in his new minister of defence Fahd Jassem al-Freij, however video has emerged on YouTube of burning tanks and street fighting across the country, as well as the takeover of a Turkish border post. All of this suggests that the FSA (Free Syrian Army) are making progress in this 17-month civil war. Syria’s Assad regime under mounting pressure.