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Race for safety as Syrian jet strikes border town for third day

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A Syrian man runs away followed by a Turkish soldier in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, near the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, on November 14, 2012.

Reuters reportsA Syrian warplane bombed the town of Ras al-Ain near the Turkish border for a third day on Wednesday as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad pressed an air assault to dislodge rebels.

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The jet struck twice before circling and bombing again, rocking buildings on the Turkish side of the frontier and sending up huge plumes of smoke, a Reuters reporter in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar said.

Previously on PhotoBlog: Syrians flee into Turkey

It marked the third day of a jet bombardment that has brought Syria's civil war back perilously close to Turkish soil, testing a promise by Ankara to defend itself against any spillover of violence from its neighbor. Read the full story.

Syrian 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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