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Blast kills 10 at Turkish customs gate on Syrian border

A blast ripped through a busy Turkish customs gate on the border with Syria on Monday, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens, Turkey’s semiofficial Anatolian agency said. “It’s like hell. People are injured,” said a Turkish smuggler who … Continue reading

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Turkish town on Syrian border deals with fighting, ethnic differences

By: Ivan Watson and Gul Tuysuz CEYLANPINAR, Turkey – Residents of this sleepy Turkish border town breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday. For the first time in a week, there were no explosions, bullets or bombs coming from the … Continue reading

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Turkey, Syria trade fire; border tensions mount

By: Mehmet Guzel and Zeina Karam AKCAKALE, Turkey — Turkey and Syria fired artillery and mortars across their volatile border for a fifth consecutive day on Sunday, in one of the most serious and prolonged flare-ups of violence along the … Continue reading

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Turkey, pushed to edge by Syria, issues warning

The violence in Syria’s civil war has begun to spill over its borders. For a second day, Turkey fired artillery shells into Syria. It was in retaliation for a Syrian mortar that slammed into a house on the Turkish side … Continue reading

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Akçakale: the town that feels Syria’s pain most

Turkey’s southeastern province of Hatay, near the border with Syria, has felt the fallout from the bloodshed in its neighboring country more than any other place in the region, having opened its doors to refugees and sometimes even an unwanted … Continue reading

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Turkey Shifts Syrian Refugees from Borders

By: Henry Ridgwell KILIS, TURKEY — Turkey has begun moving some of the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees on its soil away from the border area. United Nations officials, including actress Angelina Jolie, visited one of the refugee camps Thursday. The … Continue reading

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Video: Fight spreads in Syria’s northwest mountains

Near the town of Kasab, tucked into the wooded ridges of northwest Syria, camouflaged rebels are attacking a government checkpoint with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms. It is the latest skirmish in a spreading fight near the Turkish border, a … Continue reading

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Struggling to cope, Turkey stops refugees on Syrian border

By: Jonathon Burch ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey has begun temporarily holding thousands of Syrians on the Syrian side of the border as it struggles to cope with a growing wave of refugees. At least 2,000 people fleeing violence in Syria were prevented from … Continue reading

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Syrian troops battle rebels near Iraq border

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Syrian government forces fought rebels on Wednesday for control of a military base and an airfield near the eastern town of Albu Kamal on the Iraqi border, a local Iraqi official and a Syrian rebel commander said. … Continue reading

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Jordan protests Syrian shelling that wounded girl

By: Dale Gavlak AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan has sharply protested to Syria for artillery shelling that wounded a girl in a border village and panicked other civilians, Information Minister Sameeh Maaytah said Monday. The Syrian ambassador to Jordan rebuffed a … Continue reading

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