UN Human Rights Body Warns 400,000 Syrian Kurds Could Flee Islamic State Onslaught

September 23, 2014 12:37 PM

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Geneva: The UN refugee agency warned Tuesday that as many as 400,000 people may flee to Turkey from Syria's Kurdish region to escape attacks by the Islamic State group.

UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told reporters that 138,000 terrified Syrians, mainly Kurds, had escaped to Turkey since Friday.

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