Thousands brave freeze at Turkey border as Syria warns Riyadh, Ankara

A boy on a fence in Bab-Al Salam near the Turkish border on February 6, 2016 as Syrians flee AleppoThousands of Syrians braved the freezing cold at Turkey’s border after fleeing a regime assault that threatens a new humanitarian disaster, as Damascus warned Riyadh and Ankara not to send in troops. The government said any uninvited foreign soldiers who enter Syria would go home “in a wooden coffin”, following reports that Saudi Arabia and Turkey, which support rebel forces, could deploy troops. Tens of thousands of people have fled fierce fighting as government forces backed by Russian air strikes advanced this week against rebels, severing the opposition’s main supply route into the northern metropolis of Aleppo.

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