The Independent spoke via Skype to activists and rebel fighters inside the city yesterday afternoon, during a brief lull in fighting. They described a scene of devastation: flattened buildings, hospitals low on medical supplies and civilians trapped between the fighting with no escape route.
Rifaie Tammas, 24, is an activist and supporter of the Free Syrian Army. Before the start of the civil war he was an English teacher and he has lived in Qusayr all his life.
Listen to the audios below:
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'Everything in Qusayr is destroyed'
'People are panicking'
Abou Hussein, a rebel fighter, describes the lack of medical supplies in the city