Report: 2,400 Syrians cross into Turkey

Some 2,400 people crossed into Turkey overnight to escape the escalating violence in Syria, Turkey's state-run news agency reported Wednesday, as rebels tried to expand control inside Syria's largest city and the humanitarian crisis appeared to be growing.


Meanwhile, Iran's foreign minister said some of the 48 Iranians seized by Syrian rebels are retired members of the Revolutionary Guard and the army, but denied they had any role in aiding President Bashar Assad's regime. (AP)