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Syrian rebels take border crossings

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 01:05

July 22 - Syria's opposition welcomes news that rebels have seized three border crossings, but said it was too early to celebrate what would be an important victory. Andrew Raven reports.

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This refugee camp in southern Turkey is home to many fleeing the bloodshed in Syria. Over the weekend, they were buoyed by news that rebels had seized three border crossings in their besieged homeland - and were poised to grab a fourth. But members of the opposition Syrian National Council said it was too early to celebrate what would be an important victory for rebel forces. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PRESIDENT OF SYRIAN NATIONAL COUNCIL ABDULBASET SIEDA SAYING: "The issue of of complete control over the border crossings requires more investigation, more effort until the big picture becomes clear." The border crossings are between Syria and Turkey and Iraq. Turkish officials are looking at creating a humanitarian corridor into Syria - wracked by a bloody 16-month uprising against president Bashar al-Assad. Andrew Raven, Reuters

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Syrian rebels take border crossings

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 01:05