Crowds in Syria toppled a statue of President Bashar al-Assad's father, opposition sources and a resident said.
Syrian opposition fighters have captured the northeastern city of Raqqa, according to Reuters.
The fall of Raqqa on the Euphrates River would be a significant development in the two-year-old revolt against Assad.
The rebels do not claim to hold any other provincial capitals.
Rebel fighters said loyalist forces were still dug in at the provincial airport 60 km (40 miles) from Raqqa and they remained a threat.
A resident said that a Syrian military intelligence compound in the town was surrounded by anti-Assad fighters.
More top news
Dramatic pictures show a huge crocodile consuming a smaller competitor in a deadly croc-on-croc fight at a national park in Australia
Jeremy Corbyn has made a direct appeal to Labour MPs in an interview with ITV News, ahead of a key vote on extending bombing to Syria.
Today’s Ofsted report lays bare what many in education have long known - and it will take time for improvements to work through the system.