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Turkey sends reinforcements to S. borders.

| ISTANBUL, Sept 22 (KUNA) -- Turkey Saturday sent military reinforcements to the southern border with Syria, a deterrent move against cross-border spillover of violence.

Turkish army vehicles were dispatched to the command of the Fifth batallion following escalation of hostilities between the Syrian government forces and opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the border town of Tal Abyadh, NTV news channel reported.

Military observers attributed the dispatch of reinforcements to fears that the border areas would eventually be a safe haven for outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants.

The Turkish army has also today deployed artillery and anti-aircraft artillery as a preventive measure near Tal Abyadh town. (end) ta.bs KUNA 222025 Sep 12NNNN

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