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Pictured: Desperate Syrian refugees break through fence to Turkey to escape Isis

Photos show men, women and children climbing barbed wire fence

Thousands of desperate refugees are seen clambering through broken fences in a bid to enter Turkey as they flee from Isis forces in Syria in a harrowing set of images.

Syrians fleeing fighting between Isis and Kurdish forces made the dramatic journey at the Akcakale border in order to cross into Turkish territories.

Syrian refugees carry a baby over the border fence into Turkey from Syria in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Sunday, June 14, 2015. Thousands of Syrians cut through a border fence and crossed over into Turkey on Sunday, fleeing intense fighting in northern Syria between Kurdish fighters and jihadis.The flow of refugees came as Syrian Kurdish fighters closed in on the outskirts of a strategic Islamic State-held town on the Turkish border. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Syrian refugees carry a baby over the border fence into Turkey from Syria in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Sunday, June 14, 2015. Thousands of Syrians cut through a border fence and crossed over into Turkey on Sunday, fleeing intense fighting in northern Syria between Kurdish fighters and jihadis.The flow of refugees came as Syrian Kurdish fighters closed in on the outskirts of a strategic Islamic State-held town on the Turkish border. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Men, women and children mounted fences topped with barbed wire at the border.

Babies who were too young to walk were lifted by desperate parents through the crowds.

Turkey has taken in some 1.8 million Syrian refugees, since the conflict erupted in 2011.

Source: Independent

Syrian refugees walk into Turkey after breaking the border fence and crossing from Syria in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Sunday, June 14, 2015. The mass displacement of Syrians came as Kurdish fighters announced they are making headway toward the city of Tal Abyad, a stronghold of the extremist group near the Turkish border. The loss of Tal Abyad would be a major blow to the extremist group as the border town is a major avenue for commerce for the group.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Syrian refugees walk into Turkey after breaking the border fence and crossing from Syria in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Sunday, June 14, 2015. The mass displacement of Syrians came as Kurdish fighters announced they are making headway toward the city of Tal Abyad, a stronghold of the extremist group near the Turkish border. The loss of Tal Abyad would be a major blow to the extremist group as the border town is a major avenue for commerce for the group.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Syrian refugees cross into Turkey from Syria over and through a hole on the border fence in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Sunday, June 14, 2015. The mass displacement of Syrians across the border into Turkey comes as Kurdish fighters and Islamic extremists clashed in nearby city of Tal Abyad. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Syrian refugees cross into Turkey from Syria over and through a hole on the border fence in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Sunday, June 14, 2015. The mass displacement of Syrians across the border into Turkey comes as Kurdish fighters and Islamic extremists clashed in nearby city of Tal Abyad. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Syrian refugees climb over the barbed-wire border fence from Syria to Turkey in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Sunday, June 14, 2015. The mass displacement of Syrians came as Kurdish fighters announced they are making headway toward the city of Tal Abyad, a stronghold of the extremist group near the Turkish border. The loss of Tal Abyad would be a major blow to the extremist group as the border town is a major avenue for commerce for the group.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Syrian refugees climb over the barbed-wire border fence from Syria to Turkey in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Sunday, June 14, 2015. The mass displacement of Syrians came as Kurdish fighters announced they are making headway toward the city of Tal Abyad, a stronghold of the extremist group near the Turkish border. The loss of Tal Abyad would be a major blow to the extremist group as the border town is a major avenue for commerce for the group.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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