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Raqqa civilian assembly committee chairperson said that about 13,000 refugees fled the territories of the northern Syrian province occupied by the ISIS terrorist group and came to the areas controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

Axar.az reports citing to Sputnik that about 13,000 refugees fled the territories of the northern Syrian province occupied by the ISIS (outlawed in Russia) terrorist group and came to the areas controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Raqqa civilian assembly committee chairperson said.
"During the past two days, we have welcomed 13 thousand refugees from Meyselon and Celaa villages north of Raqqa and other villages near Raqqa," Ebdulselam Hemsorik told the Firat news agency on Saturday.

The official added that the majority of refugees was coming from the regions near Raqqa, but even three weeks ago the influx had been coming mostly from other parts of the crisis-torn state.

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2017.05.14 / 14:38
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