Syrian troops near Turkey border as refugees flee
The murder against civilians continues in Syria. I wonder if the UN can find some time away from bashing Israel to do something about this.
(Reuters) – Syrian troops massed near the Turkish border, witnesses said on Thursday, raising tensions with Ankara as President Bashar al-Assad uses increasing military force against a popular revolt.
Turkey said the two countries’ foreign ministers had consulted on the telephone.
Witnesses said hundreds of terrified refugees crossed into Turkey to escape an army assault. Syrian troops stormed the village of Managh, in a rural region just north of the commercial hub of Aleppo, according to residents.
“I was contacted by relatives from Managh (15 km south of the border). Armored personnel carriers are firing their machineguns randomly and people are fleeing the village in all directions,” an Aleppo resident said.
…Reuters reporters saw half a dozen Syrian troops mounting a three-storey building on a hill overlooking the border, directly opposite the Turkish village of Guvecci. The building had been unoccupied and someone had hoisted a Turkish flag on it.
The Syrian troops hauled down the Turkish flag and replaced it with a Syrian one. They stayed through the morning before withdrawing shortly before noon. Within an hour four busloads of troops arrived with a pick-up truck which had a machinegun mounted on the back.