Number of Syrian refugees in Turkish camps exceeds 100,000

ISTANBUL Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:20am EDT

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The number of Syrian refugees housed in camps in southern Turkey has exceeded 100,000, the Turkish disaster management agency (AFAD) said on Monday, a level beyond which Ankara had previously said it would struggle to accommodate more.

AFAD said in a statement there were now 100,363 Syrians at more than a dozen camps in Turkish provinces along the border.

(Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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