Syria bombards rebel area near Turkish border

A Syrian warplane bombed the town of Ras al-Ain near the Turkish border for a third day on November 14 as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad pressed an air assault to dislodge rebels, Hurriyet reports.

The jet struck twice before circling and bombing again, rocking buildings on the Turkish side of the frontier and sending up huge plumes of smoke, a Reuters reporter in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar said.

It marked the third day of a jet bombardment that has brought Syria's civil war back perilously close to Turkish soil, testing a promise by Ankara to defend itself against any spillover of violence from its neighbour.

Adapted from Vestnik Kavkaza