Syrians flee to Lebanon

Thousands seek refuge from deadly crackdown aimed at crushing anti-government protests.

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    A security crackdown launched to quell anti-government demonstrations in some Syrian cities are forcing residents to cross the border into Lebanon.

    Thousands of residents of the city of Telkalah and the nearby town of Hillat have fled from the violence to the neighbouring country over the past two weeks. At least 27 civilians have been killed by security forces in just Telkalah over the last few days.

    As Zein Khodr reports from northern Lebanon, many of the refugees are women and children who fear for their family members still trapped in Telkalah.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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