Sunday, November 11, 2012

Syria bombs rebel area near Turkish border

Syrian helicopters and artillery bombarded the Ras al-Ain area near the border with Turkey on Sunday, days after Free Syrian Army rebels captured it during an advance into the northeast, opposition campaigners said.

Helicopters fired rockets at a grain storage area near the village of Tal Halaf and shells hit a border crossing in the northeastern oil-producing province of Hasaka, home to a large part of Syria's Kurdish minority, 600 km (375 miles) from Damascus, the activists told Reuters.