Russian-backed Syria offensive displaced close to 700,000 since December — UN

A Russia-backed regime offensive on the last major rebel bastion in northwestern Syria has displaced close to 700,000 people since December, the United Nations tells AFP.

The violence in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo has displaced 689,000 people, says David Swanson, spokesman for the United Nations’ humanitarian coordination office, OCHA.


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