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Report: Syria agrees to buffer zone along Turkish border

Posted By admin On October 6, 2012 @ 3:21 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Ynet [1]
Oct 6, 2012

Syria has agreed to keep its forces six miles from the Turkish border in the wake of this week’s deadly shelling incident, the British Guardian reported Saturday.

Such a move would amount to a buffer zone, fulfilling a longstanding request by Syrian opposition groups that would allow rebels to operate freely and civilians to seek refuge.

Despite recent reports, another mortar shell from Syria struck Turkish territory on Saturday, prompting a fourth straight day of retaliatory artillery fire, and reviving fears that the crisis in Syria could spiral into a regional conflict.

Syria has not confirmed the claim and Ankara has made no official announcement. However, several Turkish media outlets, citing well-placed sources, claimed that a deal had been struck.

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[1] Ynet: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4289106,00.html

[2] Continuous Turkish artillery barrage cuts out 10-km buffer strip inside Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/continuous-turkish-artillery-barrage-cuts-out-10-km-buffer-strip-inside-syria.html

[3] U.S. Moves to Impose “Buffer Zone” Inside Syria Near Jordan Border: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-moves-to-impose-%e2%80%9cbuffer-zone%e2%80%9d-inside-syria-near-jordan-border.html

[4] Shell from Syria hits Turkish health centre: CNN Turk: http://www.prisonplanet.com/shell-from-syria-hits-turkish-health-centre-cnn-turk.html

[5] Escalation on Syria-Turkey border ‘extremely dangerous’: UN’s Ban: http://www.prisonplanet.com/escalation-on-syria-turkey-border-%e2%80%98extremely-dangerous%e2%80%99-un%e2%80%99s-ban.html

[6] Report: Turkey Demands US Impose No Fly Zone Over Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-turkey-demands-us-impose-no-fly-zone-over-syria.html

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