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Dublin shooting: Gang members fearing safety 'should come forward'

Gang members with fears for their safety have been urged to act Credit: Neil Connery/Twitter

Gang members who have safety fears have been told to come forward and seek protection from the police in the wake of a second shooting in Dublin.

Speaking after a second man was shot in what is believed to have been a 'reprisal attack' Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald urged anyone with fears to speak to the gardai.

She said: "Tonight's fatal shooting in Dublin is another deplorable example of the ruthlessness of gangland criminals. It seems that some gangs are intent on waging a feud where human life counts for nothing.

"The gardai will take all necessary steps to try to prevent further bloodshed but we have to recognise the challenges they face. Members of gangs who have fears for their safety should come forward to the gardai."

Turkey fears new wave of 'up to 600,000 Syrian refugees'

The newly built camp in Syria near the Turkish border Credit: Turkish government

The fierce fighting in Aleppo could see a wave of 600,000 Syrian refugees fleeing to the border of Turkey, the country's deputy prime minister has warned.

Numan Kurtulmus said: "The worst-case scenario that could happen in this region in the short term would be a new influx of 600,000 refugees at the Turkish frontier."

Tens of thousands of Syrians are currently camped along the border.


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