Turkey Syria

June 8, 2011 - 6:00 AM
In this Sunday, June 5, 2011 photo, Turkish medics remove one of four injured Syrians from an ambulance as they were brought to Hatay, Turkey. Wounded Syrians fled a northern region late Saturday where authorities said weekend clashes between armed men and government troops killed 120 security forces. Syrians said they were fearing retaliation from President Bashar Assad regime known for ruthlessly crushing dissent. Syria's government said "armed gangs" killed 120 security forces in an ambush but did not explain how the heavily armed military could suffer such an enormous loss of life. Jisr al-Shughour has been the latest focus of Syria's military, whose nationwide crackdown on the revolt against President Bashar Assad has left more than 1,300 Syrians dead, activists say. (AP Photo/Ismihan Ozguven, Anatolia) TURKEY OUT