March 31, 2014
Syria’s information minister has lashed out at Turkey, accusing Ankara of sending foreign fighters across the border to fight Syrian government troops in President Bashar Assad’s ancestral homeland in Latakia province.
Omran al-Zoubi told the state TV on Sunday that neighbouring Turkey is facilitating the entry of “groups of foreigners, armed to their teeth” into Latakia, where fighting is raging between Syrian government forces and rebel fighters trying to oust Assad.
Recently, the Syrian government complained to the UN that Ankara was providing cover to rebels crossing the border to Syrian soil.
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