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Hundreds of Syrian refugees flee Syrian tanks into Turkey

Hundreds of displaced Syrians poured into Turkey on Thursday after Syrian troops backed by tanks approached their makeshift camps along the border

world Updated: Jun 23, 2011 15:05 IST

Hundreds of displaced Syrians poured into Turkey on Thursday after Syrian troops backed by tanks approached their makeshift camps along the border, an AFP journalist reported.

Several hundred people broke through the barbed wire marking the frontier between the two countries and were seen moving into Turkish territory on a road used by Turkish border guards, a few kilometres from the Turkish village of Guvecci.

They were flanked by Turkish paramilitary police vehicles and minibuses, called apparently to ferry the refugees to tent cities the Turkish Red Crescent has erected in the border province of Hatay, where more than 10,000 Syrians are already sheltering.

Another group of several hundred people were seen further down on the same road, walking towards the Turkish security forces vehicles.

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