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Syrian Tanks Enter Town Bordering Turkey


The Syrian army has reportedly entered a village bordering Turkey, where some 10,000 Syrians have sought refuge from a government crackdown on antiregime protests.
Activist said soldiers in tanks and troop transporters entered the border village of Bdama, widening the crackdown focused in the northwestern province of Idlib.
With the unrest now in its fourth month, Britain has urged its citizens to leave Syria because of the crackdown, warning it would be "highly unlikely" that British authorities would be able to help them if the situation worsens.
Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in a commentary carried in the Arabic-language "Asharq al-Awsat" newspaper on June 18, wrote that the crackdown on opponents by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad will not quell the momentum for change in Syria.
compiled from agency reports
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