Syrian govt offensive displaces 100,000 in NW in 48 hrs

Towards the Turkish border. Most are women and children

13 February, 16:47

    BEIRUT - Some 100,000 Syrian civilians have been displaced over the past 48 hours in the northwestern region of the country by an ongoing offensive by the Syrian government backed by Russian forces. The figure was reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), which said that tens of thousands of civilians are fleeing from areas southwest of Aleppo and heading for the Turkish border. Most are women and children. The NGO said that about 700,000 people had been displaced from December until the first week of February.

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