Over 130,000 people displaced in Syria war: UN

A Turkish-baked Syrian fighter fires during clashes in the border town of Ras al-Ain on October 13, 2019, as Turkey and its allies continue their assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria. (Photo by Nazeer Al-khatib / AFP)

More than 130,000 people have been displaced from rural areas around the northeast Syrian border towns of Tel Abyad and Ras al-Ain as a result of fighting between Turkish-led forces and Kurdish militia, the United Nations said on Sunday.

In a statement, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said OCHA and other relief agencies estimated up to 400,000 civilians in the Syrian conflict zone may require aid and protection in the coming period.

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