1. Exodus

    8,000 Syrians Flee to Turkey

    Syrian people cross the border between Syria and Turkey on November 8, 2012, to enter the town of Ceylanpinar in Turkey. Two Turkish nationals were injured on November 8, 2012 in Ceylanpinar, a district bordering Syria in the southeastern province Sanliurfa, after fierce clashes broke out between Syrian opposition fighters and regime forces, both battling for control of a region in the far northeastern corner of the country. The clashes broke out early in the morning in the Rasulayn region of Syria's al-Hasakah province, a few hundred meters from Ceylanpinar, whose residents could hear the sound of mortar fire and intense shooting across the border. AFP PHOTO/STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    STR / AFP / Getty Images

    Fleeing the carnage in Syria, roughly 8,0000 refugees have entered Turkey in the last 24 hours, according to a Turkish foreign-ministry official. This huge figure reportedly includes 26 officers who defected from the Syrian military and fled overnight. The recent surge brings the total number of Syrian refugees in Turkey to 120,000. In recent weeks, Syrians have become less supportive of the rebels after a series of poorly planned missions, violence to civilians, suspicion of criminal activity, and the killing of prisoners—all while the rebels have become more connected with jihadists.

    Read it at Reuters