How many Syrians attempting to cross amid an upsurge of fighting in northern Syria into Turkey has almost doubled, a Turkish official says.
The governor of the Turkish border town of Kilis said 35,000 refugees had reached the edge region – up from an estimated 20,000 on Friday.
Turkey says it’s ready to assist the refugees but the frontier stays shut.
They’re fleeing a Syrian government offensive on rebel-held positions near the northern city of Aleppo.
Before few days, the army backed by Russian air power has made a series of increases in the region.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, says about 120 fighters on both sides were killed across town of Ratyan, north of Aleppo on Friday.
Turkey is providing thousands of civilians that are stranded on the Syrian side of the border because of the fighting with food, shelter and blankets.
Yet the Turks have to date refused to open the border crossing.