UN agency says Syria Kurds block civilians fleeing near Aleppo

By REUTERS
May 31, 2016 12:04

BEIRUT - Civilians fleeing an Islamic State offensive in northwestern Syria have been prevented by Syrian Kurdish authorities from entering areas under their control in response to rebel shelling of a Kurdish-held area of Aleppo, the United Nations said.

The civilians have been fleeing fighting between Syrian rebels and the Islamic State group that advanced into the opposition-held town of Marea at the weekend, a significant advance by the jihadists against Turkish-backed insurgents.


The United Nations has expressed concern about an estimated 8,000 Syrians trapped by fighting in northern Aleppo.


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