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Syrians flee into Turkey after Syrian jet bombs border town

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Smoke rises after Syrian aircraft bombed the strategic border town of Ras al-Ain, Syria, on Nov. 12, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar.

Reuters reports: A Syrian warplane bombed the rebel-held town of Ras al-Ain on Monday, just yards from the Turkish frontier, sending scores of civilians fleeing for safety into Turkey. Helicopters also strafed targets near the town, which fell to rebels on Thursday during an advance into Syria's mixed Arab and Kurdish northeast. There was no word on casualties. The jet struck within meters (yards) of the border fence that divides Ras al-Ain from the Turkish settlement of Ceylanpinar, sending up plumes of black smoke. Full Story

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Syrian nationals cross the border into Turkey after Syrian aircraft bombed the strategic border town of Ras al-Ain on Nov. 12.

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A Syrian man argues with a Turkish soldier as he tries to cross the border after Syrian aircraft bombed the strategic border town of Ras al-Ain, Syria, on Nov. 12.

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An explosion after a Syrian aircraft bombed Ras al-Ain, Syria, is seen from at the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar on Nov. 12.

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Syrians from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain cross the border fences to flee into Turkey in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar on Nov. 12.

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People from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain cross the border fences to flee into Turkey at the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar on Nov. 12.

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Turkish soldiers in the border town of Ceylanpinar.stand guard after Syrian aircraft bombed the strategic town of Ras al-Ain, Syria, across the bornder on Nov. 12.

n jets and helicopters attacked a rebel-held town just feet from the Turkish border, sending scores of civilians fleeing into Turkey. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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