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(photo credit: Ho New / Reuters)
Turkey's border crossing with Syria was shut down for a few hours Saturday.
Cars and trucks lined up in Turkey with no official word on the shut down.
One unnamed official blamed technical problems.
"We have been waiting here for hours. They said there was a technical glitch but we don't believe it, this cannot be the truth," said an unnamed Turkish driver.
More than 1,500 Syrian refugees crossed to Turkey on Thursday after the
Syrian army swept up to the border in its campaign to stamp out
The total number of refugees registered at the temporary shelter camps is close to 12,000.
Turkey and Syria have enjoyed close relations in recent years. But since
pro-democracy demonstrations erupted in March in Syria, Turkey has
become increasingly critical of its neighbor.