Turkish forces use water cannon to push back Syrians

Syrian refugees run away as Turkish soldiers use water cannon to move them away from fences at the Turkish border near the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, at Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, on June 13, 2015. (AFP)

Turkish security forces on Saturday used water cannon and fired warning shots to push Syrians back from the frontier as thousands massed at a border crossing to escape escalating fighting, an AFP photographer said.

The Syrians were being held behind barbed wire fences around the Turkish crossing of Akcakale in the southeast of the country.

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They are fleeing a looming battle as Kurdish forces advance on the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, which is held by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) (ISIS) militants and lies just across the Turkish border.
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Source News: Alarabiya