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Syria war: Thousands flee twin offensives in Afrin and Ghouta

As many as 50,000 people have fled separate offensives against rebel forces in northern and southern Syria in recent days, activists say.

  • BBC

About 30,000 have left the northern town of Afrin as Turkish forces and their allies stepped up a siege.

In the Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus, some 20,000 have left areas targeted by Syrian government forces.

Ule 8hThe mass movements come seven years into a war which has driven nearly 12 million people from their homes.

At least 6.1 million are internally displaced while another 5.6 million have fled abroad.

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