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Syrian refugees cross Hungary razor-wire border

These individuals are just a handful of the thousands who make the crossing everyday. Credit: Reuters

A group of people, thought to be refugees from the civil war in Syria, scramble under a newly erected border fence on the Hungary frontier.

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The refugees are part of a growing number of individuals and families making the dangerous trek through Greece and the Balkans from their war-torn home countries to reach the European Union.

Thousands pass through the Balkans each day, all hoping to reach the EU. Credit: Reuters

Hungary is close to completing a vast razor-wire border fence, aimed at forcing the thousands of migrants and refugees to seek an alternative route into the EU.

Police near the border with Serbia reportedly used tear gas to disperse a large number of migrants earlier.


Israel hits Syrian Golan Heights following rocket attack

Israeli soldiers patrol next to a smoke from a fire caused by a rocket attack in northern Israel, launched from Syrian territory. Credit: Reuters

Syrian state TV has confirmed Israeli air strikes on the Golan Heights but said only slight damage was done.

According to Reuters, the state TV report quoted a military source as saying that "several missiles" had targeted a transportation centre and a public building in the Quneitra area of the Syrian Golan Heights.

A monitoring group had earlier reported casualties. Israel's army said the strikes were a response to cross-border rocket fire from Syria earlier this week.

Footage shows devastation after deadly Syrian air strikes

More than 100 people are now feared to have died in government air strikes on a rebel-held Syrian town.

Rescue workers said 95 bodies had been identified and a further nine victims were yet to be named.

Footage shot in the aftermath of the attack on Douma, near Damascus, showed clouds of smoke and dust rising into the sky and devastation in the streets of the town.

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