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Army: Syria rebels seal Jordan border posts

Rebels fighting to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime on Monday sealed off the country's only two border posts with Jordan, a military official said.

 

"The Free Syrian Army closed the two crossings of Daraa and Naseeb from their side after they took control of them," the Jordanian official told AFP on condition of anonymity. He declined to elaborate.

 

The development comes after the rebels seized a 25-kilometer strip of land stretching from the Jordanian border to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

 

The Observatory said the rebels' advances came days after they took control of a border crossing on the frontier with Jordan, home to more than 450,000 refugees from the two-year-old conflict in Syria.

The Free Syrian Army closed the two crossings of Daraa and Naseeb from their side after they took control of them.