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A youth and goats pass by Turkish military stationed on the Turkish side of the border near Syrian rebel-controlled town of Tel Abyad, in Akcakale, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish troops have returned fire after a mortar shell from Syria again landed on its territory. Turkish artillery has fired at Syrian targets for two straight days after shelling from Syria killed five civilians in Turkey. .

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Syria clashes with armed infiltrators from Lebanon

  • Associated Press
  • October 7, 2012 - 4:23 AM

AMMAN, Jordan - Syrian state TV says soldiers have clashed with two armed groups that infiltrated from Lebanon, killing several of them.

The clashes took place in the suburbs of the central city of Homs, which is near the border. Syrian forces chased the groups back into Lebanon, the TV reported on Sunday.

The TV report said the clashes erupted late Saturday. No other details were immediately available.

Also Sunday, Syrian troops pressed their offensive to retake rebel-held areas in the northern city of Aleppo, Homs, towns around the Syrian capital of Damascus and southern villages on the border with Jordan, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,

The group said there were casualties in Sunday's fighting, but it did not give figures.

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