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Date: 5 January 2016 18:57

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 5

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

Bodies of nine Syrian migrants, who were trying to illegally cross into Greece, have been found off the coast of Turkey’s western province of Balikesir, the Milliyet newspaper reported Jan. 5.

Initial reports suggest that the killed Syrians were the passengers of a vessel that sank on Jan. 5 morning.

The vessel was carrying 22 Syrian migrants.

Reportedly, there are two children among the killed.

The Turkish Coast Guard managed to rescue eight migrants Jan. 5 morning. They too were trying to illegally enter Greece.


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