Syrian government bombs town near Turkish border

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Turkey scrambled fighter jets as the Syrian government bombed an outskirt town within sight of the Turkish border, reports CNN.

Syrian civilians ran for the fence that separates the two countries when the town of Ras al-Ain was bombed, reports CNN. Civilians in the nearby Turkish town of Ceylanpinar also fled for cover during the attack.

The airstrike on Ras al-Ain killed six rebel fighters and injured 30 other people, reports MSNBC.

Nato officials were considering sending missiles to Turkey in case the Syrian civil war spreads across its borders, according to CNN.

Turkey had requested two batteries for an anti-missile system in November, reports the New York Times. Turkey told NATO that it was concerned Syria could use chemical weapons in its warheads as the civil war escalates.

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