Syrian rebels capture northern town near Turkey

Syrian rebels are reported to have captured a northern town near the Turkish border following weeks of intense fighting.

Last Updated: Dec 25, 2012, 18:12 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Beirut: Syrian rebels are reported to have captured a northern town near the Turkish border following weeks of intense fighting.

Activists said the rebels captured Harem in Idlib province early Tuesday morning.

"Harem is fully liberated now," Mohammed Kanaan, an Idlib-based activist, said via Skype.
Rebels have taken wide areas along the border with Turkey over the past months.

(With Agency inputs)