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'Turkish border guards fire at Syrian refugees'

Turkish border guards fire at Syrian refugees

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Feb 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Ankara, Feb 4: Turkish border guards are firing at the Syrians who attempt to flee the violence and seek refuge in Turkey, an official of the Human Rights Watch said. “Syrian asylum seekers leaving the brutality of Idlib province in northwest Syria are being forced back with bullets and abuse,” CNN quoted Lama Fakih, Deputy Director Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa division, as saying on Saturday. About 247,000 Syrians were displaced to the border area from December 15 to January 15, according to the United tions. “As fighting in Idlib and Afrin displaces thousands more, the number of Syrians trapped along the border willing to risk their lives to reach Turkey is only likely to increase,” Fakih said. .(IANS)

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