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Syrian unrest: 'Heavy fighting' in Jisr al-Shughour

Syrian state media have reported "heavy" fighting in the northern town of Jisr al-Shughour after security forces launched a full-scale assault to crush opposition to the government of President Bashar Al-Assad.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on Damascus to allow humanitarian aid into the town, as refugees continue to flee into Turkey.

Owen Bennett-Jones reports from the Turkish border.

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