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Thousands Flee Eastern Aleppo as Conditions Deteriorate

The United Nations says some 31,500 civilians have fled eastern Aleppo since Syrian government forces captured more than one-third of the rebel-held, besieged territory earlier this week. The United Nations reports 18,000 civilians have fled to Jibreen, an industrial zone in eastern Aleppo, while 8,500 have gone to Kurdish-inhabited Sheikh Maqsood, north of the city, and 5,000 have been displaced inside the besieged area. Jens Laerke, the spokesman for the U.N. Office for the...

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