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17 April 2014, Thursday
 
 
Today's Zaman
 
 
 
 

Syrian soldiers flee across Turkish border

A SYRIAN SOLDIER IS RECEIVING MEDICAL CARE IN AN AMBULANCE IN BORDER TOWN OF HACIPAŞA IN TURKEY'S HATAY PROVINCE. (PHOTO: TODAY'S ZAMAN)
13 October 2012, Saturday /FAZİLET CANDAN
Ten Syrian soldiers took shelter in Turkey after escaping a deadly ambush orchestrated by a group of opposition fighters near the Turkish-Syrian border on Friday evening amid escalating clashes between the Syrian army and opposition forces across the border.

Opposition fighters set an ambush for Syrian troops at a point near the border.

Facing the risk of being captured by Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters, 10 Syrian soldiers crossed the border and surrendered to Turkish security forces. Turkish medical staff have provided care to the injured Syrian soldiers.

There has been intense fighting between rebels and Syrian government forces this week in Azmarin and neighboring towns, an area strongly opposed to President Bashar al-Assad's rule.

Shells fired on the town from surrounding hills sent thick plumes of smoke and dust rising into the air during fighting on Thursday and a voice amplified through loudspeakers, audible from the village of Hacıpaşa in Turkey's Hatay province, called on rebel fighters to surrender, warning of an air assault.

The clashes continued on Friday.

On Friday evening 10 Syrian soldiers were cornered into a point on the Turkish border. Faced with the risk of being killed at the hands of opposition fighters, the soldiers headed to Turkey in search of shelter.

Sources say the soldiers will be sent back to Syria from a point safe to them.

 
 
COMMENTS
The Wahhabi FSA terrorists do not take prisoners, they chop off heads and slice throats. The FSA and foreign mercenary "freedom fighters" terrorists do not spare even Alawi and moderate Sunni women and children. These Syrian Arab Army soldiers were cut off from supply lines by the Saudi-Turkish fina...
Abu Piet
send the assas killers back to Syria and to the FSA
dev
Who is the agressor?
zynell
judging by the atrocities committed by syrian army and bashar el assad, god knows they probably deserved to die. but i commend turkey for being mature enough to protect to take them and show that they dont have any negative agenda toward the syrian people.
yavuz
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