Published on May 29, 2016
Thousands of civilians have fled an offensive by Daesh terrorist group against two towns held by rival militant groups in northern Syria. There are many women and children among the people forced to leave Mare’ and A’zaz on the outskirts of Aleppo province. The two towns have been under the control of foreign-backed militants while Daesh is trying to push them out. Reports say at least 29 civilians have died in the crossfire since Daesh launched the assault early on Friday. The militant infighting has also killed over one hundred terrorists on both sides. The United Nations has expressed concern about some 165,000 civilians who have been trapped by the fighting between Azaz and the closed Turkish border.