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      Archive: 12/25/2012
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        12/25/2012, Tevet 12, 5773

      Town Near Turkish Border Falls into Rebel Hands


      Human rights activists are reporting that on Tuesday Syrian rebels completely captured an entire town in northern Syria, near the Turkish border, after weeks of siege and heavy fighting.

      Harem, a town about a mile from the Turkish border, with a population of 20,000, fell to the rebels during the early morning hours of Tuesday. 

      Rami-Abdul-Rahman, who heads the Britan-based Syrian Observatory said, "Harem was very important because it is one of the towns that was loyal to the regime."