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Turkish convoy comes under fire in Syria

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Turkish convoy comes under fire in Syria


Two people have been injured, after gunmen opened fire on a convoy of Turkish buses in Syria.

The attack happened as the group returned home from the holy Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

A Turkish driver and pilgrim were reportedly wounded.

“A group of people with large guns stopped the bus. They beat us up. They took all our money,” one passenger said.

“I had to give around 1700 euros and 250 dollars,” he continued.

The attack is said to have happened near the flashpoint Syrian city of Homs.

One group of passengers said uniformed Syrian soldiers had ordered them off at a military checkpoint.

Meanwhile, in Homs, a separate bus, which had been carrying Syrian civilians, was also reportedly attacked in recent days.

Two people are said to have been killed.

Syrian President Bashar al-Asaad has launched a bloody crackdown against anti-government protesters, but details of exactly what happened in this attack are unclear.

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