Syrian forces fire at refugees in Turkey;

Syrian forces fire at refugees in Turkey; deaths reported



Government official says Syrian forces attacked refugee camp near Kilis; some news agencies say at least 2 killed. State TV: Turkish forces reinforced

Roi Kais, agencies

Latest Update:  04.09.12, 13:23 / Israel News

Syrian forces on Monday fired across the border toward protesters at a refugee camp in TA: Hundreds protest Syria massacre

A government official, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with government rules, said Turkey immediately protested the incident to the 



Two refugees and one Turkish citizen, a translator, were wounded inside the camp near the town of Kilis in the southwestern Gaziantep province, he said.



Refugee camp under fire


Gaziantep Gov. Yusuf Odabas said the translator had entered the camp to try to help calm a protest against the Syrian regime. Border crossings from Syria into the Kilis area were stopped after the attack, the governor said.





Turkish security forces were reinforced in the well-marked border area following the attack, state television said.



פליטים מסוריה חוצים את הגבול (צילום: AFP)

Syrian refugees cross into Turkey (Photo: AFP)


Odabas said, meanwhile, that two of 13 Syrians who had been wounded in clashes inside Syria and were brought to Kilis for treatment earlier Monday have died.



More than 24,000 refugees have crossed from Syria into Turkey. Syrian forces are escalating attacks across the country to try to crush a 13-month uprising against President 



The New-York-based group says it only included cases corroborated by witnesses but has received more reports of similar incidents. The executions took place over the past four months, with most in March.



An internationally brokered truce requires Syrian forces to pull out of population centers by Tuesday. But Assad’s government now wants guarantees that rebels will lay down their arms.


AP, AFP contributed to the report