UN says 70,000 Syrian refugees cross into Turkey

September 21, 2014 10:19 AM

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UN says 70,000 Syrian refugees cross into Turkey

The United Nations refugee agency says that 70,000 Syrian have fled to Turkey in the past 24 hours to escape fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamic State militants.

Selin Unal, a spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commission on Refugees, said that most of the Syrians coming across the border near the town of Kobani are Kurdish women and children, as well as the elderly. Unal added that "people are still coming," and urged the international community to step up its a...

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