Rebels tear down Syrian flag at border post with Turkey
AKCAKALE, Turkey (REUTERS) - Rebels tore down a Syrian flag at a border gate on the Turkish frontier on Wednesday as they battled to seize control of the crossing, and schools on the Turkish side shut down as bullets flew into the northern neighbour's soil.
Television footage showed Syrian rebels taking down the Syrian flag on top of a government building at the Tel Abyad border gate.
The sound of sporadic gunfire could be heard and black smoke rose from parts of the building, which appeared to be a customs office.
It was not immediately clear whether the rebels, fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, had seized control of the whole crossing.