200,000 flee in biggest displacement of Syrian conflict, monitor says

September 22, 2014 11:47 AM

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200,000 flee in biggest displacement of Syrian conflict, monitor says

As many as 200,000 people have fled the area surrounding the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani, also known as Ayn al-Arab, in just four days as ISIS advanced into the area, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. It's the biggest single displacement since the Syrian conflict began in 2011, the London-based monitoring group says. Most have gone to Turkey. Turkey's semi-official Anadolu News Agency said 130,000 Syrian refugees have entered Turkey since Friday. The United Nations said Sunday that more than 100,000 had entered in Turkey in just two days.

The flood of refugees who have recently arrived in Turkey, fleeing ISIS offensives in Syria, increased to 130,000 on Monday, the United Nations refugee agency said.

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