World Bulletin/News Desk
Several Turkish trucks were burned in a region close to the Babel-Hawa Border Gate in Syria on Friday.
Sources told the Anadolu Agency (AA) that a number of Turkish trucks, carrying goods to Syria, found themselves in the middle of fierce clashes after entering Syria via the Cilvegozu Border Gate at the Turkish-Syrian border on Friday.
Sources underlined that while some of the Turkish trucks were burned, others were highjacked.
Turkish drivers who were able to return to Turkey left the questions of journalists unanswered.
The carcasses of burnt-out Turkish heavy duty vehicles were scattered across the scene of the battle.
Al Jazeera's Isil Sariyuce, reporting from Reyhanli in Turkey near al-Hawa border crossing, said: "Truck drivers coming from Syrian side said they did not find any Syrian officials at the border check point to stamp their papers and passports."
"They claimed that the border was under the control of Free Syrian Army but it does not mean it control the entire region as there is military base just one km from here.
"It is important for FSA to control this border crossing which is just 50km from Syria’s second biggest city, Aleppo."
"Rebel fighters seized control of the Bab al-Hawa crossing [in the northwestern province of Idlib]," the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also said.
Some 150 armed rebel fighters were in control of the post, which lies opposite Turkey's Cilvegozu border crossing in the southern province of Hatay.
"The crossing is under our control. They withdrew their armoured vehicles," said a rebel fighter who would only be identified as Ali, being treated for wounds on the Turkish side.
Efforts are underway to bring the burned Turkish trucks back to Turkey from Syria.
Meanwhile, the Cilvegozu Border Gate in Turkey seems to be very silent and motor vehicles as well as individuals can not enter Syria from the border gate due to fierce clashes in Syria.
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