Syria kills 'terrorist' infiltrators from Turkey: SANA

AFP , Tuesday 13 Dec 2011

Syrian state news agency says pro-government troops clashed with 15 infiltrators from turkey killing two of them and wounding the others

Syrian guards killed two armed "terrorists" who were attempting to infiltrate the country from across the border with Turkey, SANA state news agency reported on Tuesday.

"Border guards' forces in Idlib today foiled an infiltration attempt by an armed terrorist group into the Syrian lands through Ain al-Bayda site of Badama, Idlib" province, said SANA.

"Border Guards' forces clashed with 15 terrorists... killing two of them and wounding the others," said the report in English.

Syria on 6 December reported its forces thwarted a similar infiltration bid by "armed terrorist groups" in the same area, saying an unspecified number of the 35 gunmen were wounded and the rest fled back to Turkey.

Turkey says that around 7,500 Syrians have fled across the border with its southern neighbour in the face of a bloody protest crackdown the UN estimates has killed more than 5,000 people since mid-March.

Colonel Riyadh al-Asaad, who heads a group of defectors called the Free Syrian Army, is based in a Turkish border camp and, unlike some other dissidents, has called for foreign air strikes.

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