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Turkish town becoming frontline in Syrian war

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>> It was once a safe haven for tens of thousands fleeing the war in Syria but now the Turkish town of Kilis along the Syrian border has become the new front line. This tiny dwelling has been hit by Islamic state rockets fired from Syria more than 70 times since January.
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Killing 21 people including children. So frequent is the rocket fire that residents know instinctively how long they have to take cover.>> We have been distraught for the past two or three months. We take cover behind the walls to walk home. We go shopping in fear. I say good bye to my wife every night before I go to bed.
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In case I don't make it to morning.>> Life is on hold here, shops are shuttered, streets are largely deserted, and schools forced on an informal break. As families refuse to send their children to class. The towns mayor says they feel abandoned by the west.>> We believe that the west should raise their voice for every rocket that hit Kilis.
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Just like we raised our voice for the bomb attacks in Belgium and terrorist attacks in Paris. But I see that they don't raise their voice for us.>> For months the U.S. and Turkey have been discussing a military plan to drive IS from the border, but so far few signs have progress.
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And frustration with President Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling AK Party is starting to boil over. Security officials say the situation here has gone from accidental spillover to deliberate targeting.