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Syria’s conflict spreads to neighbors

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The conflict in Syria is spreading to neighboring nations one day before the UN-brokered deadline for a ceasefire.

Syrian forces fired across the border into a refugee camp in Turkey on Monday. At least 4 people, including 2 refugees, were injured.

Syrian refugees are taking shelter in Turkey to avoid attacks by Bashar al-Assad’s troops.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the Syrian acting ambassador to protest.

The ministry warned that it will take action against Syria if the country continues aggression to Turkey.

In Lebanon, a local cameraman was shot to death by Syrian forces while filming the border area.

The Assad administration last week promised to withdraw troops from populated areas and stop using heavy artillery.

But on Sunday, it called for written guarantees that the insurgents will stop their violence before it proceeds with the withdrawal.

The government is continuing its crackdown on opposition strongholds such as the northern city of Idlib.

Syrian activists say more than 130 have been killed in the country over the past 2 days.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012.