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Turkey scrambles jets as Syrian government forces bomb border town

Laszlo Balogh / Reuters

Syrians cross the border from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar after an air strike on December 3, 2012.

Laszlo Balogh / Reuters

Syrians run for cover as smoke rises over Ras al-Ain after an air strike, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar on December 3, 2012.

Reuters reports — Syrian government forces bombed rebel positions in the frontier town of Ras al-Ain on Monday, killing at least 12 people according to opposition activists, and prompting Turkey to scramble fighter jets along the border.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said six of those killed by the air raids on the town's Mahatta neighborhood were rebel fighters and that 30 people were wounded.

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Heavy bursts of anti-aircraft fire shook the Turkish town of Ceylanpinar, which abuts Ras al-Ain, sending residents fleeing for cover. Columns of smoke rose up from the Syrian side and ambulances rushed the wounded to hospital. Read the full story.

Laszlo Balogh / Reuters

Syrians try to cross the border from Ras al-Ain to the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar after an air strike on December 3, 2012.

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