Around 40,000 Syrians displaced by fighting near Hama

About 40,000 people, mainly women and children, have been displaced by fighting northwest of Hama city in Syria. (AFP)

About 40,000 people, mainly women and children, have been displaced by fighting northwest of Hama city in Syria, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Since a rebel offensive began in the area a week ago, people have fled south and west to Hama city and to other towns nearby and in neighboring districts including Homs, Latakia and Tartous, the United Nations said.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53
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