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Syrian Refugees Continue To Stream Over Border

June 24 2011


Turkish officials say that more than 1,500 Syrian refugees crossed the border into Turkey on Thursday to flee Syrian security forces, reports the Voice of America News.

On Friday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said that more than 11,700 Syrians are housed in massive tent encampments on its side of the border.

Syrian troops have approached within 500 meters of the frontier, but have not crossed, said Turkish officials.

An estimated 17,000 displaced Syrians have massed on the...

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