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Syrian tanks storm town near Turkey
Troops storm Bdama town that provides food to refugees, burn houses and arrest dozens.
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2011 22:32



More than ten thousand Syrians have now crossed into Turkey, as the violence against pro-democracy protesters escalates.

Saturday's violence centred around Bdama, about 2km from the Turkish border, which is one of the epicentres providing food and supplies for the thousands of people who have fled their homes and have taken shelter near the Turkish border.

Bdama is in the same region as Jisr al-Shughur, the focus of military operations a week ago.

Witnesses have told Al Jazeera that tanks have moved into the town of Bdama, there are reports of houses being burned down, and dozens of civilian arrests.

Al Jazeera's Khadija Magardie reports.

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