Turkey said yesterday it might set up a border "buffer zone" to protect growing numbers of Syrian refugees fleeing a violent uprising against President Bashar al Assad.
Turkey said yesterday it might set up a border \"buffer zone\" to protect growing numbers of Syrian refugees fleeing a violent uprising against President Bashar al Assad.
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With the bloody revolt entering its second year, Government forces battled protesters in at least three suburbs of the capital Damascus, opposition activists said. They also reported flare-ups in other towns and cities.
The United Nations-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan briefed the UN Security Council later in the day on his efforts to end the violence, but there was no sign of a breakthrough.
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