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Many Flee To Turkey AS Troops Move Against Rebellious Town

June 10 2011


Syrian troops have begun an assault against a restive northern town near the border with Turkey, reports the New York Times.

Heavy gunfire was reported Friday morning in the village of al-Sarmaneyah, about five miles from the flashpoint town of Jisr al-Shoughour, local activists said.

Rumors of the impending military operation have led to a stream of thousands of Syrian refugees entering Turkey in recent days, reported the Jerusalem Post.

Villagers reportedly burned tires...

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