Syria

Syrian Aircraft Bomb Town Near Turkish Border

Ras al-Ayn is only meters away from Turkey

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CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — A Syrian fighter jet on Monday bombed a rebel-held area near theTurkish border, killing at least six people and wounding a dozen others, while a rocket propelled grenade landed in Turkey, officials and witnesses said.

An Associated Press video journalist saw the plane bomb an area around the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn, some 10 meters (yards) from the Turkish border. Last week the rebels overran three security compounds in the town, located in the predominantly Kurdish oil-producing northeastern province of al-Hasaka, wresting control from the regime forces.