Conflict & Justice

Inside Syrian Rebels' Bomb Factory


A Syrian rebel smokes during fighting in a neighborhood of Damascus January 30, 2013. The rebels lack heavy weapons. (Photo: REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)

Syria remains locked in a full-on civil war.

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Rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad lack heavy weapons.

So they're trying to compensate with home-made bombs, what American forces in Iraq would have called improvised explosive devices or IEDs.

The BBC's James Reynolds has just been to a rebel bomb factory in Turkey, just across the border from Syria.

Reynolds says these are small home-made devices, intended for use against the Syrian army.