UN: Islamic State Forcing Thousands to Flee Syria

September 30, 2014 7:06 PM

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The U.N humanitarian chief on Tuesday said tens of thousands of people are fleeing Syria as the Islamic State militant group expands its grip on large parts of the country despite a U.S.-led airstrike campaign.

Valerie Amos said tens of thousands more could flee if the Islamic State group's fighters continue to seize control of more territory.

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