Anxious wait in Turkey for Syrian relatives of refugees

A man carrying belongings on his head looks on as Syrians fleeing the northern embattled city of Aleppo wait on February 5, 2016 in Bab-Al Salama, near Turkish crossing gateThe situation was calm on Friday at the Turkish border crossing of Oncupinar near Kilis, which faces the northwestern Syrian frontier post of Bab al-Salam. Up to 20,000 people have gathered at the Bab al-Salam crossing, according to the UN. AFP pictures from the Syrian side of the border showed families carting bags massing near the border gate, with many parents carrying small children bundled up in hats and jackets against the cold.

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