On Monday, the Turkish authorities closed the Cilvegozu border gate following clashes near the Bab al-Hawa crossing, across from Cilvegozu. The clashes reportedly broke out between the Free Syrian Army and the Islamic Front, one of the rebel groups operating in the country.
Des hommes armés tirent sur des soldats turcs depuis le territoire syrien à Bab al Hawa (#Cilvegozu). Motif inconnu pic.twitter.com/ZnFDZfPyvC— Bahar Kimyongur (@Kimyongur) 27 января 2015
"Gunmen fire at Turkish soldiers from Syria Bab al Hawa (#Cilvegozu). unknown reason", the Twitter post read.
The border crossing remains closed for humanitarian aid trucks, the agency said.
According to the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), over 380,000 Syrian refugees fled to Turkey since the conflict in Syria began in April 2011. Over 220,000 refugees have been registered in 21 tent cities located in 10 provinces of Turkey.