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U.N. fears for 750,000 Syrians caught in new offensive

U.N. fears for 750,000 Syrians caught in new offensive

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations is deeply concerned for around 750,000 people in southwestern Syria, where a military offensive has displaced people in Deraa governorate towards the Jordanian border, a U.N. humanitarian statement said on Thursday.

"Today, fighting and shelling continued to be reported in many towns on the eastern and western side of Dara’a governorate," it said.

"Yesterday (Wednesday), on 20 June, shelling and fighting in several areas of Dara’a governorate reportedly resulted in the deaths of 20 people, including 11 in Dara’a city; many others were injured."

(Reporting by Tom Miles; editing by Stephanie Nebehay)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.


Updated Date: Jun 22, 2018 00:07 AM

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