1. REFUGEES

    1,500 Syrians Flee To Turkey

    TO GO WITH AFP STORY KAMAL TAHA
Syrian refugees walk amongst UNHCR tents at the Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, on August 6, 2012. A charity that cares for thousands of Syrians who fled violence said last week that the first official camp to house the refugees in neighbouring Jordan falls short of international standards. The Zaatari camp in Mafraq can take up to 120,000 people, and the first batch of 500 refugees was moved to the camp late last month from a military-guarded housing complex in the border town of Ramtha. AFP PHOTO/KHALIL MAZRAAWI        (Photo credit should read KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/GettyImages)

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    With the violence mounting in Aleppo, at least 1,500 Syrians fled to Turkey on Thursday. The heavy fighting has created fear that there could be a mass migration. Turkey has already set up nine camps and absorbed more than 50,000 refugees since the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began 17 months ago. Turkish officials are reportedly worried about being overwhelmed by people fleeing the crisis.

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