Afrin Syrians flee

Afrin Syrians flee
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It's estimated around 10,000 Syrians are having to flee the region


Around ten thousand people are fleeing their homes in Syria's Afrin region.

Video footage from Reuters shows people walking or travelling with their belongings on tractors to the safety of the Ahlam mountain.

The region has been bombarded by Turkish troops which launched an offensive two months ago to drive Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters out of the area.

The fighters, who are allied with the US control the northern region near Turkey's border. However, they're viewed by the Turks as a terrorist group.

Hundreds of thousands remain trapped in the town which is still being shelled by Turkish forces.

Turkish President Erdogan reportedly told supporters the army would not stop the shelling until the region is recaptured.

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