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Residents flee air strikes on Syria border town

Syrian refugees try to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain into Turkey during an air strike on Ras al-Ain, in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. A Syrian warplane struck homes in the town of Ras al-Ain on Tuesday within sight of the Turkish border, pursuing an aerial bombardment to force out rebels, a Reuters witness and refugees said.The second day of jet strikes sent Syrians scurrying through the flimsy barbed-wire fence that divides Ras al-Ain from the Turkish settlement of Ceylanpinar, thick plumes of smoke rising above the town. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Syrian refugees try to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain into Turkey during an air strike on Ras al-Ain, in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. A Syrian warplane struck homes...more

Syrian refugees try to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain into Turkey during an air strike on Ras al-Ain, in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. A Syrian warplane struck homes in the town of Ras al-Ain on Tuesday within sight of the Turkish border, pursuing an aerial bombardment to force out rebels, a Reuters witness and refugees said.The second day of jet strikes sent Syrians scurrying through the flimsy barbed-wire fence that divides Ras al-Ain from the Turkish settlement of Ceylanpinar, thick plumes of smoke rising above the town. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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Turkish soldiers surround Syrian refugees trying to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to Turkey during an air strike on Ras al-Ain, in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. A Syrian warplane struck homes in the town of Ras al-Ain on Tuesday within sight of the Turkish border, pursuing an aerial bombardment to force out rebels, a Reuters witness and refugees said.The second day of jet strikes sent Syrians scurrying through the flimsy barbed-wire fence that divides Ras al-Ain from the Turkish settlement of Ceylanpinar, thick plumes of smoke rising above the town. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Turkish soldiers surround Syrian refugees trying to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to Turkey during an air strike on Ras al-Ain, in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. A...more

Turkish soldiers surround Syrian refugees trying to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to Turkey during an air strike on Ras al-Ain, in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. A Syrian warplane struck homes in the town of Ras al-Ain on Tuesday within sight of the Turkish border, pursuing an aerial bombardment to force out rebels, a Reuters witness and refugees said.The second day of jet strikes sent Syrians scurrying through the flimsy barbed-wire fence that divides Ras al-Ain from the Turkish settlement of Ceylanpinar, thick plumes of smoke rising above the town. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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A Free Syrian Army fighter fires an anti-aircraft artillery weapon during an air strike in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. A Syrian warplane struck homes in the town of Ras al-Ain on Tuesday within sight of the Turkish border, pursuing an aerial bombardment to force out rebels, a Reuters witness and refugees said.The second day of jet strikes sent Syrians scurrying through the flimsy barbed-wire fence that divides Ras al-Ain from the Turkish settlement of Ceylanpinar, thick plumes of smoke rising above the town. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires an anti-aircraft artillery weapon during an air strike in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. A Syrian warplane struck homes in the...more

A Free Syrian Army fighter fires an anti-aircraft artillery weapon during an air strike in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. A Syrian warplane struck homes in the town of Ras al-Ain on Tuesday within sight of the Turkish border, pursuing an aerial bombardment to force out rebels, a Reuters witness and refugees said.The second day of jet strikes sent Syrians scurrying through the flimsy barbed-wire fence that divides Ras al-Ain from the Turkish settlement of Ceylanpinar, thick plumes of smoke rising above the town. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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Syrian refugees point out their town of Ras al-Ain during an air strike on the town, as they stand on the Turkish-Syrian border in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Syrian refugees point out their town of Ras al-Ain during an air strike on the town, as they stand on the Turkish-Syrian border in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Syrian refugees point out their town of Ras al-Ain during an air strike on the town, as they stand on the Turkish-Syrian border in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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A Syrian family from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain walk after they crossed the border fences to flee Turkey in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A Syrian family from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain walk after they crossed the border fences to flee Turkey in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A Syrian family from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain walk after they crossed the border fences to flee Turkey in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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A Syrian family from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain is escorted by a Turkish soldier after they crossed the border fences to flee Turkey in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A Syrian family from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain is escorted by a Turkish soldier after they crossed the border fences to flee Turkey in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A Syrian family from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain is escorted by a Turkish soldier after they crossed the border fences to flee Turkey in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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Residents of the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain run as smoke rises after an air strike on the town, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Residents of the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain run as smoke rises after an air strike on the town, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Residents of the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain run as smoke rises after an air strike on the town, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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A Syrian man who was wounded during an air strike on the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, is taken to an ambulance in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A Syrian man who was wounded during an air strike on the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, is taken to an ambulance in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A Syrian man who was wounded during an air strike on the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, is taken to an ambulance in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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People from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain cross the border fences to flee into Turkey at the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

People from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain cross the border fences to flee into Turkey at the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

People from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain cross the border fences to flee into Turkey at the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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Syrians from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain cross the border fences to flee to Turkey in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Syrians from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain cross the border fences to flee to Turkey in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Syrians from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain cross the border fences to flee to Turkey in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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Syrians from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain cross the border fences to flee into Turkey in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Syrians from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain cross the border fences to flee into Turkey in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Syrians from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain cross the border fences to flee into Turkey in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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Syrians from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain wait behind the border fences to cross into Turkey as Turkish troops patrol in the town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Syrians from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain wait behind the border fences to cross into Turkey as Turkish troops patrol in the town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Syrians from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain wait behind the border fences to cross into Turkey as Turkish troops patrol in the town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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Free Syrian Army fighters holding machine guns are seen in Ras al-Ain, from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Free Syrian Army fighters holding machine guns are seen in Ras al-Ain, from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Free Syrian Army fighters holding machine guns are seen in Ras al-Ain, from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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A Free Syrian Army fighter walks next to a truck in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks next to a truck in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A Free Syrian Army fighter walks next to a truck in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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Syrians from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain cross border fences to flee into Turkey in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Syrians from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain cross border fences to flee into Turkey in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Syrians from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain cross border fences to flee into Turkey in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain after an air strike, seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain after an air strike, seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain after an air strike, seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain after an air strike, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. A Syrian warplane struck homes in the town of Ras al-Ain on Tuesday within sight of the Turkish border, pursuing an aerial bombardment to force out rebels and drawing a new warning from Ankara. The second day of jet strikes sent Syrians scurrying through the flimsy barbed-wire fence that divides Ras al-Ain from the Turkish settlement of Ceylanpinar as thick plumes of smoke rose above the town. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain after an air strike, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. A Syrian warplane struck homes in the town of Ras al-Ain on Tuesday within sight of the...more

Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain after an air strike, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. A Syrian warplane struck homes in the town of Ras al-Ain on Tuesday within sight of the Turkish border, pursuing an aerial bombardment to force out rebels and drawing a new warning from Ankara. The second day of jet strikes sent Syrians scurrying through the flimsy barbed-wire fence that divides Ras al-Ain from the Turkish settlement of Ceylanpinar as thick plumes of smoke rose above the town. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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