An increasing number of Syrians are fleeing to the border with Turkey, as residents report more military attacks on villages in the north.
euronews spoke to some of those caught up in the government’s on-going attempts to stamp out anti-government protest.
Our correspondent Mustafa Bag went to several towns close to the border. He came across one that had been bombed during the night, according to local witnesses. He says that forced the residents there to flee.
He also travelled to other areas, where people trying to reach the Turkish border spoke about their anger at what is happening.
On young man said: “The army fired indiscriminately, without sparing the women and children. They fired on everything in front of them, even the animals.”
An elderly man said: “We left because there is death over there. We fled from death. The whole family left, with our handicapped daughter.”
A woman said: “We left and they told us, go home, nothing is happening. We went back last night and then there were gunshots all around. So we left for El Breir. We slept on the ground, we couldn’t take our things with us. The children cried all night. We’re scared of everything: wild animals, bombing. We’re scared of everything.”
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has faced international condemnation for his crackdown on dissent.
Many of those fleeing the unrest are calling for outside intervention to stop the violence.