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Friday, February 5th

Syrians flee Aleppo to escape Damascus offensive against rebels “Tens of thousands of Syrians were fleeing the province of Aleppo and heading north toward the Turkish border, trying to escape a regime offensive backed by Russian airstrikes after the latest international efforts to end the country’s conflict unraveled. Turkish officials said Thursday they were expecting a new wave of refugees, adding that people were finding it increasingly difficult to move safely to Turkey from the Aleppo area because of the airstrikes. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said 60,000 to 70,000 Syrians were moving from camps for displaced people north of the city of Aleppo toward Turkey.”

The Wall Street Journal