25 Jun 2012

Border infiltrators killed by Syria

6:27 am on 25 June 2012

Syria says its border forces have confronted terrorists who had infiltrated from Turkey and killed several of them.

state news agency SANA said the incident occurred near a Syrian border post in the province of Latakia. The two countries share a 600km border.

No further details were given.

More than 30,000 refugees have crossed the border into Turkey from Syria since an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011.