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Syrian refugees flee into Turkey from Tal Abyad

Syrian refugees flee into Turkey from Tal Abyad

Kurdish fighters closed in on the Islamic State-controlled border town of Tal Abyad in northern Syria on Monday, cutting roads and supply lines that lead to the extremists’ de facto capital in the Syrian city of Raqqa.

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Syrian refugees sneak into Turkey after breaking the border fence and crossing from Syria in southeastern Turkey. The mass displacement of Syrians across the border into Turkey comes as Kurdish fighters and Islamic extremists clashed in the nearby city of Tal Abyad.

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Syrian refugees carry a baby over the border fence into Turkey from Syria. Thousands of Syrians cut through a border fence and crossed over into Turkey, fleeing intense fighting in northern Syria between Kurdish fighters and jihadis.

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Turkish soldiers guard the border area with Syria in Akcakale, southeastern Turkey, as smoke from a fire caused by a U.S.-led airstrike rises over the outskirts of Tal Abyad, Syria.

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Turkish soldiers stand guard as Syrian refugees wait on the Syrian side of the border to cross into Akcakale in southeastern Turkey.

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Syrians fleeing the war pass through border fences to enter Turkish territory illegally, near the Turkish border crossing at Akcakale.

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A man carries a girl as Syrians fleeing the war pass through broken-down border fences to enter Turkish territory illegally, near Turkey's Akcakale border crossing.

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Syrian refugees cross into Akcakale, Turkey.

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Syrian refugees wait on the Syrian side of the border to cross into Akcakale, Turkey.

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A Syrian refugee carries a sick woman on his back in Akcakale, as they flee intense fighting in northern Syria between Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants.

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A Syrian refugee carries a baby aloft after crossing over the broken border fence into Turkey from Syria in Akcakale.

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Syrian refugees climb over the barbed-wire border fence from Syria to Turkey in Akcakale.

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Syrian refugees are stuck after breaking the border fence and crossing into Turkey from Syria, in Akcakale.

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