Heavy Clashes As Syrian Rebels Begin Battle For Syrian Army Brigade 39 Base | Syrian Civil War 2015. Heavy Clashes erupted as Syrian rebels recently started the battle for the Brigade 39 base of the Syrian army on the doorstep to Damascus. Heavy fighting is reported to have taken place there and Syrian rebels already claim to have overun the base but this cant be confirmed by us. The footage shows intense fighting with multiple incoming returning fire. Till now all kinds of weapons have been used by the rebels to break into the base and a fall of the Brigade 39 ase would bring the rebels much steps further in the Battle for the Syrian capital of Damascus.