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Syrian jet bombing near Turkish border

12 November 2012

An area around the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn, lying only 10 meters off the Turkish border was bombed by a Syrian Jet fighter today. At least six people were killed and a dozen others were wounded.

Rebels overran three security compounds in the town last week which lies in the mainly Kurdish oil-producing province of al-Hasaka gaining control from regime forces.

An report from the local mayor’s office stated that 18 Syrian casualties, 6 of whom later died, had been taken in Turkish ambulances to a hospital across the border in the Turkish town of Ceylanpinar.  Ceylanpinar also felt the blast and shop windows were shattered, although it is not known yet whether there were any casualties there.

 More refugees fled the area after the bombing, adding to the exodus of 11,000 people who left Ras el-Ayn on Friday.
Since March 2011, the violent conflict in Syria has claimed more than 36,000 lives following an uprising against President Bashar. In the aftermath, neighbouring Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq have been flooded with hundreds of thousands of refugees.

 

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