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Number of Syrian people fleeing their country exceeds 200,000

28 August 2012 16:46
The number of Syrian people who have left their country due to clashes between opposition groups and regime supporters, has exceeded 200,000.

ISTANBUL

The number of Syrian people who have left their country due to clashes between opposition groups and regime supporters, has exceeded 200,000. 

The conflict between Bashar Al-Assad's army and Free Syrian Army has been continuing for 18 months in Syria.
Following Al-Assad's army assaults with aircraft, choppers and tanks, thousands of Syrian people are putting their home behind to hold on to the life in neighboring countries.
Syrian people who are not able to flee Syria, are now looking for an escape route. However, they are also facing attacks from the regime supporters while they are trying to move to another country. Al-Assad's army opens fire on Syrian people who are trying to cross into Jordan at Syria-Jordan border.
According to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 43,962 Syrian people were recorded, and 17,040 others are waiting to get recorded in Jordan. 15,884 Syrians also are staying at rented houses in Jordan.
In Lebanon, 39,506 Syrian people have been recorded, and 12,585 others are also waiting to be recorded.
The number of Syrian people in Turkey is 78,409 according to Turkish Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate.
In total, 207,386 Syrians have been recorded in three neighboring countries - Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.
Meanwhile, Jordan government stated that there were approximately 200,000 Syrian people in Jordan. 
Reporting by Mehmet Emin Uzumcu

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