Nov. 18 - Amateur video appears to show rebels claiming control of a Syrian army position near the border with Turkey. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
The battle for control in Syria. Fierce fighting in Syria near the Turkish border. Amateur video out of Syria which could not be independently verified by Reuters comes as European leaders prepare to meet. The EU bloc is not expected to follow the French lead in giving full recognition to the new Syrian opposition. Some Western states are holding back. They are uneasy about the presence of radical Islamist among the rebels. On the ground rebels celebrate after capturing a government regiment, Activists say more than 38,000 people have died in Syria since the uprising began in March 2011.