October 15, 2019 / 9:31 AM / a month ago

Syrian Kurdish-led authority: 275,000 displaced by Turkish offensive

FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises near the border town of Tel Abyad, Syria, October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi/File Photo

BEIRUT (Reuters) - More than 275,000 people have been displaced because of a Turkish offensive that began last week in northeast Syria, the region’s Kurdish-led authority said on Tuesday.

That number includes more than 70,000 children, it added in a statement.

Reporting by Ellen Francis; Writing by Eric Knecht

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