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Syria rebels complete capture of town near Turkey

In this November 17, 2012 photo, a Syrian rebel fighter fires his weapon during clashes with the Syrian Army in Harem on the outskirts of Idlib province. Rebels captured Harem on Tuesday after weeks of siege and heavy fighting.

In this November 17, 2012 photo, a Syrian rebel fighter fires his weapon during clashes with the Syrian Army in Harem on the outskirts of Idlib province. Rebels captured Harem on Tuesday after weeks of siege and heavy fighting.   | Photo Credit: Khalil Hamra

Activists say Syrian rebels have fully captured a northern town near the Turkish border after weeks of siege and heavy fighting.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the rebels captured Harem in Idlib province in the early hours of Tuesday.

Mohammed Kanaan, an Idlib-based activist, said the last post to be taken in the town was the historic citadel that the Army had turned into a military post.

“Harem is fully liberated now,” Mr. Kanaan he said via Skype.

Rebels have taken wide areas along the border with Turkey over the past months.

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