Rebels 'take Syria border posts'

Syrian rebels seized their third border crossing with Turkey today, officials have said, after fierce battles with government troops overnight.

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Syrian forces bomb village in Hama

Two massive explosions went off around Aleppo today, as Amnesty International accused the Syrian government of carrying out indiscriminate bombings and artillery strikes on residential areas aimed at punishing civilians seen as sympathetic to rebel forces.

Video posted by anti-Assad group Sham News Network, that cannot be independently verified, shows the aftermath of a bomb on a market near Aleppo. Activists say at least 23,000 people have died in the 18-month conflict.

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