Syria Crisis Update: New Refugee Camps Set Up Inside Syria As Thousands Stranded At Turkish Border

February 8, 2016 7:54 AM

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Syria Crisis Update: New Refugee Camps Set Up Inside Syria As Thousands Stranded At Turkish Border

New refugee camps have been set up in Syria by Turkish aid workers as tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing civil war remain stranded near the Turkish border, according to reports. Turkey reportedly said Sunday that it has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in.

Over 35,000 people have reportedly fled an offensive carried out by the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, supported by Iranian and Lebanese Shiite militia. Turkey, which already shelters more than 2.5 million Syrian refugees, closed the border after Russia-backed government airstrikes targete...

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