Syrian rebels have said they have captured a helicopter base 15 kilometers east of Damascus after an overnight battle.
An Internet video, which activists said was filmed at the Marj Al-Sultan Base, showed rebel fighters with AK-47 rifles touring the facility.
An antiaircraft gun could be seen positioned on top of an empty bunker and a rebel commander was shown next to a helicopter.
The authenticity of the video could not be independently confirmed.
The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said five rebels had died of injuries sustained during the clashes around the base.
Based on reporting by dpa and Reuters