Syria rebels fail to seize post on Jordan border
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] The rebel Free Syrian Army tried on Saturday to overrun the Nassib border with Jordan but were repulsed by Syrian government troops, a Jordanian security official told AFP.
"Opposition fighters from the Free Syrian Army tried at noon today to seize control of the Nassib border crossing but failed after confrontations with the Syrian army," the official said.
"We could hear from our side of the border the sound of gunfire and festivities on the Syrian side," he added.
His remarks came as officials in neighbouring Iraq said rebels controlled one of the three main border crossings with Syria despite shelling by the Syrian army.
And an AFP photographer said on Friday that rebels were in full control of the Bab al-Hawa border post with Turkey after seizing it from the army.
Nassib is a border crossing from the southern province of Daraa, cradle of the 16-month uprising against the government of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
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The Jordanian border town of Ramtha -- home to a large number of Syrian refugees -- lies on the other side of the border post.
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