Syria's rebel Free Syrian Army seized control on Thursday of a crossing on the border with neighbouring Turkey, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
"Rebel fighters seized control of the Bab al-Hawa crossing (in the northwestern province of Idlib) on the border with Turkey," the Britain-based rights group said, adding that the rebels went on to remove the photograph of President Bashar al-Assad that was displayed at the frontier post.
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Amateur video posted on YouTube showed rebels firing into the air and describing the seizure as "the liberation of Bab al-Hawa."
Another video, purportedly filmed at the border post, shows two men burning a large portrait of Assad's father and his predecessor Hafez, along with the Baath party flag.
Anti-regime sentiment is strong in Idlib, and according to activists large parts of this border province have long been under rebel control.