July 25, 2012
Turkey — Dozens of Turkish truck drivers have accused Free Syrian Army rebels of having burned and looted their lorries as they captured a border post in Syria from government troops.
A group of truck owners, traders and transporters who have braved Syria’s highways despite the bloody conflict have been waiting since Friday at Turkey’s Cilvegozu border crossing, opposite Syria’s Bab al-Hawa post.
Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel fighters captured the border post in their battle against President Bashar al-Assad’s loyalist troops.
Some of the fighters said they belonged to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), while others claimed allegiance to the Shura Taliban.