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.