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As Troops Move In, Hundreds More Flee To Turkey

June 23 2011


Hundreds of Syrian refugees who have been camped near the Turkish border fled into Turkey Thursday morning, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Witnesses say the refugees are trying to escape an assault by Syrian troops.

The troops have reportedly moved into a nearby village and taken over a watchtower that overlooks the makeshift refugee camps.

Tanks, armored vehicles and buses carrying troops entered the town of Khirbet el-Jouz Thursday morning, residents said.

The town...

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