Syrian Refugees Flock to Turkey

    Syrian refugees look through barbed wire from the Syrian side, near Reyhanli, Hatay province, at the border between Syria and Turkey, on March 27, 2012. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on dissent, which monitors say has seen more than 9,100 people killed since March 2011, triggered an influx of refugees on the Turkish border as officials say the current number exceeds 17,000.  AFP PHOTO/ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Thousands have poured from Syria’s embattled towns and villages as the United Nations’ April 10 deadline for a ceasefire nears. Turkish hospitals are treating the wounded as smugglers and Free Syrian fighters secret their casualties out of the combat zone, just part of the estimated 2,800 Syrians who fled across the border on Thursday alone. Refugees report that Assad’s forces continue to shell civilian areas and conduct strikes with tanks and helicopters.

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