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Syrians flee across river to escape fighting

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A wounded Syrian man is carried to an ambulance after crossing to Turkey over the Orontes river on the Turkish-Syrian border near the village of Hacipasa, in Hatay province on October 10, 2012.

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A Syrian family cross to Turkey by boat over the Orontes river on October 10, 2012.

Reuters reports — Scores of Syrian civilians, many of them women with screaming children clinging to their necks, crossed a narrow river marking the border with Turkey as they fled the fighting in Azmarin and surrounding villages. Residents from the Turkish village of Hacipasa, nestled among olive groves, helped pull them across in small metal boats. 

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"The firing started getting intense last night. Some people have been killed, some are lying wounded on the road," said a 55-year old woman, Mune, who fled Azmarin and sat with several adults and about 20 children outside a house in Hacipasa. Read the full story.

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A wounded Syrian man is carried to a boat to cross to Turkey on October 10, 2012.

Osman Orsal / Reuters

Syrians cross to Turkey by boat over the Orontes river on October 10, 2012. .

Osman Orsal / Reuters

A wounded Syrian man is helped after crossing to Turkey on October 10, 2012.

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