Syrian Refugees Come Under Fire as They Try to Re-enter Syria Through Minefield

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11 Apr 2012

Kilis Turkey Syria Border Refugees Crossing

Kilis-Turkey | April 11, 2012

Hasan Yetmez

Four Syrian refugees from the Oncupinar Refugee Camp, close to the Syrian border, attempted to cross through fields reportedly containing landmines in order to reach Syria. They reported that Syrian Army snipers fired at them from the Es Selamet Minaret on the border. The refugees returned and asked for assistance from Turkish journalists.

They told the journalists that they had not been able to speak with their family for five months, and that they had decided to return home to fight for freedom because they feared for their families at home in Syria. The journalists tried to convince them to return to the Refugee camp, but they insisted on finding a way home.

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