Armed Syrian rebels flee to Turkey

A group of 35 armed Syrian rebels have sought refuge in Turkey to escape clashes in northern Syria.

Armed Syrian rebels flee to Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

As clashes between rival rebel factions in northern Syria continue to intensify, it has been learned that a group of 35 Syrian rebels have fled across the border into Turkey along with their weapons in order to escape the violence.

A coalition of mainly native Islamist rebels, calling themselves the Islamic Front, turned their guns on the Al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) around 10 days ago, complaining that the group was kidnapping, torturing and killing members of other groups.

Over 1,000 are believed to have died, as the Islamic Front continues to push ISIL out of the northern territory of Aleppo, seizing a number of towns and villages along the Turkish border.

Turkish ambulances have been on standby to transfer the injured to Turkish hospitals.

It is also believed that a group of 200 or so Syrians are waiting at the border for admittance into Turkey as they too attempt to escape the violence.

Due to the intensification of clashes in the region, Turkish border security has been tightened.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Ocak 2014, 16:52