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Thousands brave cold at Turkey border as Syria warns Riyadh, Ankara

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WAITING. Refugees wait for tents as Syrians fleeing the northern embattled city of Aleppo wait on February 6, 2016, in Bab Al-Salama, near the city of Azaz, northern Syria, near the Turkish border crossing. Bulent Kilic/AFP
Turkey’s Oncupinar border crossing reportedly remains closed, as Turkish authorities say they’re working to free up space within existing camps to accommodate new arrivals

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Feb. 6, 2016) — Thousands of Syrians braved the freezing cold at Turkey’s border Saturday, February 6, after fleeing a regime assault that threatens a new humanitarian disaster, as Damascus warned Riyadh and Ankara not to send in troops.

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