Turkey Border Guards Kill Eight Syrians

At least eight Syrians, including four children, have been killed, and a further eight wounded, after Turkish border guards opened fire on them, monitors have said.

Turkish border guards have shot dead at least eight Syrians, including four children, who were trying to cross into Turkey, activists say.

A further eight people were injured, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group.

The incident occurred at a border crossing north of the Syrian town of Jisr al-Shugour, which is controlled by jihadist groups.

The Turkish military insists guards fired only warning shots and that the Syrians dispersed.

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