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Syrians Flee To Turkey As Eight Die In Protests


A total of 366 Syrians crossed the border into Turkey between 5 and 6 September. The Turkish authorities conveyed that 17,498 Syrian citizens fled to Turkey during the past few months and so far 10,376 of them returned to their country. Thus, 7122 people were still in six temporary camps set up by the Turkish Red Crescent in Hatay province.

Meanwhile, press reports said Tuesday that at least eight people were killed by the Syrian army. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said “a person was killed and three others were injured, one seriously, following shootings at an army checkpoint located south of the city Rastan near the industrial area. It said all the people hit were engaged in their work in the industrial area. In addition, the Observatory conveyed that “the bodies of five persons including a woman found Tuesday morning” in Homs and taken to the National Hospital in the city, “adding they were unidentified.

The organization stated that the “anti-regime demonstrations were held last night at several streets of the city,” noting that “the shooting did not stop in other neighborhoods of the city.

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