11,000 Syrians Flee in a Single Day in Refugee Surge as Rebels, Regime Battle for Border Town

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By Gyusung Sim

The United Nations reported that 11,000 Syrians fled to neighboring countries on Friday, the vast majority clambering for safety over the Turkish border, in one of the largest single-day torrents of refugees since the Syrian conflict began.
United Nations refugee agency officials said 9,000 of the fleeing Syrians, many of them drenched from a cold rain, went to Turkey, reported by the Washington Post.
The civil war in Syria has killed more than 36,000 people since an uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime began in March 2011.
The United Nations is warning that the number of people inside Syria needing humanitarian aid could rise sharply, from 2.5 million now to 4 million by early next year, if the civil war grinds on at its deadly pace, reported by the USA Today.

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