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Syrian rebels take control of border crossing
Free Syrian Army rebels prepare to counter-attack Bashar al-Assad's government tanks on April 9: Syria is now tangled in a diplomatic dispute with Turkey, after shooting down one of Ankara's F-4 fighter jets.
Free Syrian Army rebels prepare to counter-attack Bashar al-Assad's government tanks on April 9: Syria is now tangled in a diplomatic dispute with Turkey, after shooting down one of Ankara's F-4 fighter jets.
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yrian rebels seized control of a border crossing with Turkey on Wednesday, tearing down the Syrian flag and sending a stream of ecstatic people into the neighboring country. It is not clear if the rebels, who want to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, took control of the entire Tel Abyad border gate — which would help the rebels bring supplies into Syria — and it's possible Assad could send military reinforcement anytime to retake the territory.

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