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Syria conflict: Rebels seize Turkey, Iraq border posts

20 July 2012 Last updated at 07:34 BST

Syrian rebels have captured a number of positions on the country's borders with Turkey and Iraq.

A senior Iraqi official said all the crossings on Syria's eastern frontier had been seized.

At one point, two Turkish posts were also in rebel hands. The push came a day after a bomb claimed the lives of three senior defence officials in Damascus.

Susana Mendonca reports.