UN: 40,000 people, mainly women and children displaced due to renewed fighting in Syrian city of Hama
Mar 28, Damascus: The United Nations on Tuesday stated that 40,000 people, mainly women and children, have been forced out of their homes due to renewed violence caused by militants near the government-held Syrian city of Hama.
According to the UN, those that have been displaced had fled to Hama’s south and west as well as to nearby areas in the provinces of Homs, Latakia, and Tartus since the beginning of a militant offensive a few days ago.
The militants launched their biggest assault in months in the Hama countryside and the Syrian capital, Damascus, last week, prompting scuffles with Syrian government forces.
Similarly, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said that dozens of people had been killed and injured in the clashes,
The Oslo Times International News Network