Number of Syrian refugees reach 5,000 as army enters flashpoint townFont Size
Syrian forces closed all entrances into Jisr al-Shughour, reports said.
The number of Syrian civilians fleeing into Turkey exceeded 5,000 on Sunday, with thousands more reportedly waiting near the border.
The Syrian army entered Jisr al-Shughour and "cleansed the state hospital in the city from terrorists," Syrian news agency SANA reported on Sunday.
Hürriyet Daily News learned that nearly 6,000 more Syrian civilians were waiting to enter Turkey from across teh Turkish-Syrian border.
Injured Syrians continue to cross the border as well. They are being hospitalized in the Antakya state hospital in Hatay province.
Footage recorded in a tent across the border in Syria where civilians wait to cross into Turkey show two elderly women crying. One of them says, "Syrian soldiers killed all the young men in the village, they burned our houses, God punish them, God punish Assad." The rest of the video shows injured Syrians in the state hospital in Antakya.
Some civilians have opted to camp out in the open countryside near the Turkish border and sit out the turmoil in populated areas, daily Hürriyet reported, keeping flight into Turkey as a last resort in case the Syrian army encroached on them
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Budapestman (82620) 2011-06-13 3:18
I like the title of the photo I agree with you,
the composition of the photo is very spectacular, superb details and POV, great city view, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
PaulVDV (29017) 2011-06-13 11:17
Under the call for more democracy you post a picture of Hamah.
Wasnt it this Syrian city that was bombed in 1982 by the Syrian army under the orders of the father of the current president in order to quell a revolt against his regime ? And were thousands (ten thousands ?) of innocent citizens were killed ?
I surely hope that the bloodshed will end soon.
Your picture refers to the recent news. On a website with the intention to learn about the world, this is a fine contribution.
Your picture is taken from an excellent high POV so we get a wide panoramic view of the city.
Best regards, Paul
resat1972 (7576) 2011-06-14 2:25
Amerika evine tarzı güzel notu ile harika bir çalışma
işte sakla samanı gelir zamanı fotosu