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Syrian conflict: Thousands of residents flee besieged Aleppo

The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting in northern Syria has nearly doubled, a Turkish official says.

The governor of the Turkish border town of Kilis said 35,000 refugees had reached the border area - up from an estimated 20,000 on Friday.

They are fleeing a Syrian government offensive on rebel-held positions near the northern city of Aleppo.

Mark Lowen reports.

  • 06 Feb 2016
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