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  • Sally Nabil, a reporter for the BBC's Arabic Service

About 1,000 Syrians fleeing violence crossed into Turkey overnight, raising the total number of refugees in the country to 1,600.

In northern Syria, large convoys of Syrian tanks and elite troops were reportedly heading to a restive area near the border, raising the prospect of more bloodshed in a nationwide crackdown on the pro-democracy revolt against the country's president, Bashar al-Assad.

This segment aired on June 9, 2011.

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