'10,000' new Syrian refugees flee border bombing

Nearly 10,000 Syrians have fled into Turkey since Friday, seeking safety from shelling and bombing from the Syrian army, who are attempting to regain control in the rebel-held region near the border.

Syrian war planes started their assault yesterday, and the two-day death toll in the region has reached 31 people, according to Turkish authorities.

Ambulances from Turkey rushed to the border to ferry wounded Syrians to nearby hospitals.

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US open to Syrian rebel talks

President Obama has said he was "encouraged to see the Syrian opposition created an umbrella group" but has warned he was not prepared to recognise the group as a "government in exile."