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Syria: rebels bombed near Turkish border

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Syrian government forces bombed rebel positions in the town of Ras al-Ain on the border with Turkey on Monday, leaving at least 12 dead according to rebel activists.

Shells and anti-aircraft fire shook the Turkish town of Ceylanpinar although no-one there reported injured.

Turkish ambulances rushed to the scene taking at least 11 wounded people from the Syrian side to hospital.

Meanwhile Turkey scrambled F-16 fighter jets along the frontier as a warning to Damascus not to breach its territory.

Almost a month ago rebels overran the town causing one of the biggest refugee movements in the 20-month-conflict.

At the same time, responding to US concerns the Syrian government said on Monday that it will not use chemical weapons on its own people.