EUROPE’S CLOSED: 70,000 Syrians head for Turkish border as authorities shut off country

SUNDAY EXPRESS

Turkey has sealed off its border with Syria for two days after intense bombing has spread into the countryside and whittled away the rebel-held city.

Already 20,000 Syrians are at the Bab al-Salam border crossing and another 50,000 are on their way, an official with the Turkish disaster agency AFAD.

It follows 10,000 people rushing to each northern city Azaz and Afrin, just north of Aleppo and closer to the Turkish border.

Aid agencies in southern Turkey are frantically trying to help the people massing at the Bab al-Salam border crossing following the most sustained assault on the area in the five years since the civil war began.

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