Syrian rebels seize crossing on Turkish border: official

ANKARA Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:53am EDT

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Syrian rebels have taken full control of the Tel Abyad border gate on the Turkish frontier after battling Syrian government forces overnight, a Turkish official said on Wednesday.

"I can confirm that the gate has fallen. It is under the complete control of the rebels," the Turkish official said on condition of anonymity.

(Reporting by Jonathon Burch; Editing by Nick Tattersall)