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200,000 displaced people from Syria's Afrin have no shelter




(MENAFN) After the Turkish army invaded Syria's Afrin, more 200,000 people who fled the Turkish offensive are without shelter or access to food and water in nearby areas, a Syrian Kurdish official from Afrin told on Monday.

"The people with cars are sleeping in the cars, the people without are sleeping under the trees with their children," Hevi Mustafa, a top member of the Kurdish civil authority in the Afrin area, told the media.

Turkey-backed FSA militia swept into Afrin town on Sunday, raising their and Turkish flags in the town centre and declaring full control after an eight-week campaign to drive out Kurdish YPG fighters. Mustafa said civilians still in Afrin town were facing threats from the Turkey-backed groups.

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200,000 displaced people from Syria's Afrin have no shelter

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