July 20 - Amateur video from Syria appears to show celebrations in support of rebels in Aleppo and a checkpoint on the Iraqi border they claim to have taken. Sarah Sheffer reports.
Celebration and song supporting Syrian rebels, who claim to have taken towns in Aleppo. Building momentum, rebel fighting goes on in the Syrian capital of Damascus following a major offensive on Wednesday when a bomber killed three of President Bashar al-Assad's top security officials. Amateur video here claims to show a Syrian-Iraqi border post in Abu Kamal after it was attacked by Syrian rebels and abandoned by government forces. The content of the video cannot be independently verified by Reuters, mainly due to Syrian media restrictions. The head of the security and defence committee in the Iraqi parliament told a local television station that rebels were in control of the Abu Kamal crossing. Syrian rebels also claim that they have taken control of two other border crossings. Sarah Sheffer, Reuters