Rebels Battle for Syria Border Post, Deraa Checkpoint

Intense clashes between rebels and government forces—with rebels attempting to take control of a border crossing with Turkey. Amateur video purports to show rebels firing weapons, and rocket propelled grenades, from a mountain in Kasab. Mortars are launched at supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. However, Reuters is unable to independently verify the content. Panic ensues on the outskirts of Deraa. Government forces are said to shown running from heavy gunfire.

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