8,000 Syrian refugees flee to Turkey overnight: official

November 09, 2012 - 12:16:53 pm
ANKARA: Some 8,000 Syrian refugees fled to Turkey overnight amid escalating clashes between rebel forces and troops loyal to Damascus near the border, a foreign ministry official told AFP on Friday.


The latest influx brought the total number of Syrian refugees in Turkey to more than 120,000, added the official on condition of anonymity. (AFP)