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45,000 displaced since IS attack on Syria prison, UN says

Syrians flee their homes in the Ghwayran neighbourhood in the northern city of Hasakeh on January 23, 2022, on the fourth day of fighting between the Kurdish forces and Islamic State (IS) group fighters. (AFP)
Syrians flee their homes in the Ghwayran neighbourhood in the northern city of Hasakeh on January 23, 2022, on the fourth day of fighting between the Kurdish forces and Islamic State (IS) group fighters. (AFP)

Up to 45,000 people fled their homes in a Syrian city where battles between Kurdish forces and jihadists have raged for days following a prison attack, the UN says.

“Up to 45,000 people have been displaced from their homes” in Hasakeh city since the Islamic State group launched an attack on the Ghwayran prison last Thursday, says the UN humanitarian agency OCHA.

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