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Syrian helicopter bombs Ras al-Ain

Monday, Nov 12, 2012 - 00:40

A Syrian government helicopter's bombs are the latest in an assault on the rebel-held town of Ras al-Ain, near the border with Turkey. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) A helicopter launches another bomb assault on the Syrian rebel-held town of Ras al-Ain on Monday (November 12), sending civilians fleeing across the border into neighbouring Turkey. The Syrian government unleashed its air power with a warplane screeching along the frontier and bombing within metres (yards) of the fence on Monday morning. Scores of Syrians, including women and young children, scrambled under a wire fence marking the border with Turkey, with the hope of seeking refuge in safer territory. The Arab and Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain fell to the Free Syrian Army on Thursday (November 8) in fighting that sent 9,000 fleeing in a 24-hour period, one of a largest refugee influxes into Turkey of the 19-month civil war.

Syrian helicopter bombs Ras al-Ain

Monday, Nov 12, 2012 - 00:40

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