Hundreds of Families Flee Fighting in Iraq and Eastern Syria to Aleppo Province

StoryfulNewsPublished: October 10, 2017
Published: October 10, 2017

Hundreds of families arrived to Darat Azza, northwest of Aleppo, on October 8, fleeing from fighting in Iraq and eastern Syria. In this video, buses of people arrive at a reception center run by Saad Charity in Darat Azza. A worker with Saad Charity says most of them are women and children. In a second video, a man describes the fear that people experienced crossing from Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria through territory held by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and Islamic State forces. There were airstrikes he said. Local news outlets said more than 380,000 people have left villages and towns around Deir Ezzor as a result of fighting between Syrian Democratic Forces, the Syrian government and their allies, and Islamic State. Airstrikes have hit multiple towns south of Deir Ezzor in the past month as Syrian government forces and their allies fight with Islamic State for control of the area Credit: YouTube/SMART News Agency via Storyful

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