1 killed in Lebanon, 5 wounded in Turkey from gunfire in Syria

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Associated Press

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 9 at 10:02 AM

KILIS, Turkey (AP) — The violence in Syria has spilled across two borders today -- into Lebanon and Turkey.

A TV cameraman on the Lebanese side of the border was killed by gunfire from a nearby Syrian village. And at least five people in a refugee camp in Turkey were wounded by bullets that authorities say were fired across the border by Syrian forces.

The Syrians were believed to be firing at rebels who had tried to escape to the refugee camp after ambushing a military checkpoint. That's according to a human rights group, citing sources in the area.

Lebanese security officials say the TV cameraman who was killed, Ali Shaaban, had been filming in the border area when a bullet pierced his chest. A colleague says the team had heard heavy gunfire around them from all sides, "falling like rain." He says Shaaban was inside a car when he was hit -- and that the car is "completely destroyed from the bullets."

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183-r-09-(Sound from an amateur video purportedly of a gunbattle between opposition fighters and Syrian forces, near the border with Turkey)--Sound from an amateur video purportedly of a shooting between opposition fighters and regime forces near a Syrian refugee camp on the Turkey side of the border. ((AP cannot independently verify the authenticity of this material)) (9 Apr 2012)

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182-r-22-(Sound from an amateur video purportedly of refugees at a makeshift hospital, following shootings by Syrian forces)--Sound from an amateur video purportedly of refugees carrying a bleeding man into a hospital following an attack by Syrian forces near a refugee camp in Turkey. ((AP cannot independently verify the authenticity of this material)) (9 Apr 2012)

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