1,600 Syrians flee to Turkey following regime attacks

Fresh flow of refugees came as Syrian regime forces continued to pound Turkmen Mountain area in Latakia province

1,600 Syrians flee to Turkey following regime attacks

World Bulletin / News Desk

In the past two days, at least 1,635 Syrians crossed into Turkey to flee attacks by regime forces in war-torn Syria.

The fresh flow of refugees came as the Assad regime continued to pound the Turkmen Mountain region.

Predominantly-Turkmen areas of Latakia’s Bayirbucak region have recently been targeted by Russian airstrikes. Thousands of Turkmen civilians, meanwhile, have been forced to flee their homes in Aleppo and Hama due to the ongoing violence.

Syria has remained locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity.

Since then, more than 250,000 people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to figures released by the UN.

Turkey hosts around 2.5 million Syrian refugees who have fled the raging conflict in their country.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Şubat 2016, 13:17