Syria's army seized control of the rebel stronghold of Khan Sheikhon in the northern Idlib province on Friday after an assault on the town backed up by helicopters, an insurgent spokesman said.
"The Free (Syrian) Army withdrew from the town last night after it ran out of ammunition, (Syrian President Bashar) al-Assad's army is in control of it," said Abu Hamam, a rebel spokesman who fled to a nearby village.
"They are burning the houses. They have burned my own house. I see the smoke covering the sky from where I am now," he added.