Rebels say capture army post near Syria's southern border

April 5, 2013 18:53

AMMAN - Syrian rebels said they overran an army garrison that defends the main border crossing with Jordan on Friday, after a more than week-long siege, a step towards their aim of taking the strategically important border post.

Fighters from the Free Syrian Army captured the heavily fortified Um al-Mayathen garrison on the main Damascus-Jordan highway, several kilometres from Syria's' Nassib border crossing, after heavy clashes overnight with army forces that left dozens dead.

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