Wednesday 24 January 2018

Women and children flee Syria gunfire

An estimated 1,500 people, many of them women and children, have crossed the Syrian border to Lebanon, fleeing gunfire from President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

Mahmood Khazaal, former mayor of the Lebanese border town of al-Buqaya, said 1,500 people had come on foot. Many crossed a river because Syrian authorities stopped them using official border crossings.

The news came as the Syrian government was forced to make a public denial of mutiny in its army. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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