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Britons seized on Turkish border with Syria

Nine British nationals have been seized by Turkish authorities after allegedly trying to enter Syria illegally, armed forces in the country have said.

They were seized by border control officers close to the Turkish border with Syria, in the Hatay region of southern Turkey, and remain in custody.

A spokesman for the UK Foreign Office said it was looking into the reports.

It is estimated around 600 Britons have travelled to the region to fight since the conflict in Syria began.

James Robbins reports.

  • 01 Apr 2015