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Turkey ready for influx of Syrian refugees

06-13-2011 18:43 BJT

Turkey braces itself for another influx of Syrian refugees, as Syrian troops launch a military operation to take control of the strategic northeastern town of Jisr al-Shughour.

Thousands of the town's of fifty thousand residents fled to Turkey, leaving much of the settlement deserted. The Syrian government is continuing the crackdown against protestors. The main activist group organizing the protests demanding reform, said the crackdown had killed 1,300 civilians since February.

The government said last week that "armed gangs" had killed more than 120 security personnel in the town after large demonstrations there.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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