Syria con­flict: ‘Thou­sands flee Aleppo of­fen­sive’

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

Tens of thou­sands of Syr­i­ans have fled a gov­ern­ment of­fen­sive on rebel-held ar­eas south of the city of Aleppo in the past three days, an ac­tivist says.

Dr Zaidoun al-Zoabi, head of the Union of Syr­ian Med­i­cal Re­lief Or­gan­i­sa­tions, told the BBC that sev­eral vil­lages he had vis­ited were empty.

He saw thou­sands of peo­ple on the move, with no shel­ter or med­i­cal sup­port.

The gov­ern­ment of­fen­sive is the lat­est of at least four launched with Rus­sian air sup­port in the past two weeks.

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