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Syria: Over 10,000 civilians flee US shelling in Raqqa02:31

Syria: Over 10,000 civilians flee US shelling in Raqqa

Syrian Arab Republic, Raqqa
April 22, 2017 at 22:18 GMT -00:00 · Published

Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) could be seen at the UN-funded al-Karamah Camp located in the outskirts of the embattled city of Raqqa, Saturday, as more than 10,000 people have fled the recent shelling by the US-led coalition.

"We fled the bombing, we wanted to leave but they wouldn't let us, we sought the smugglers," one internally displaced person said, adding that the sums of money required were too heavy.

Another said that leaving the embattled zone was an "indescribable ordeal," citing disabled and sick people among those fleeing.

"Your freedom in the country is no longer there," complained another, adding that US forces imposed restrictions on residents attempting to escape the shelling.

Syria: Over 10,000 civilians flee US shelling in Raqqa02:31
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Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) could be seen at the UN-funded al-Karamah Camp located in the outskirts of the embattled city of Raqqa, Saturday, as more than 10,000 people have fled the recent shelling by the US-led coalition.

"We fled the bombing, we wanted to leave but they wouldn't let us, we sought the smugglers," one internally displaced person said, adding that the sums of money required were too heavy.

Another said that leaving the embattled zone was an "indescribable ordeal," citing disabled and sick people among those fleeing.

"Your freedom in the country is no longer there," complained another, adding that US forces imposed restrictions on residents attempting to escape the shelling.

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