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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein. Turkey's defence minister says his country's forces have captured a key Syrian bordertown but Assyrian Monitoring Group object saying the fight continues NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from near the Iraq Syria Border Turkey says the strategic Syrian town of Russell Lane has been quote brought under control but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Monitoring Group said the town has not yet have been fully captured and fighting there continues. Kurdish forces also denied the town was captured. Turkey says it wants to take control of the area from Syrian Kurdish forces they see as threat the United Nations says some one hundred thousand Syrian civilians have fled the fighting meanwhile US officials confirm to NPR that Turkish artillery hit near Me Erkin position along the border in Syria Turkey says it was responding to fire in the area Daniel Estrin NPR news near the Iraq Syria border voters Louis theon are casting ballots for governor today it's a primary election but democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards could end the race early with a strong show owing Paul Brown of member station W. R. K. F. reports the GOP is mounting an offensive to force Edwards into a runoff next month China has what's called a jungle primary it pits all candidates against each other in the first round of voting the top two regardless of Party will meet in a runoff election next month if no one earns fifty percent plus one vote recent"