19-09-2019 09:53 PM Jerusalem Timing

UN Report: ISIL Attacks in Syria Displace 60,000 People

UN Report: ISIL Attacks in Syria Displace 60,000 People

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that an estimated 50,000 Syrians had been displaced within Hasaka city while 10,000 had left northwards towards Amuda town, close to the Turkish border.

Syrian refugeesThe UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that an estimated 50,000 Syrians had been displaced within Hasaka city while 10,000 had left northwards towards Amuda town, close to the Turkish border, due to the attacks of the so-called 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) takfiri group.

According to Reuters news agency, the UN report on developments on Thursday cited the Syrian government's Department of Social Affairs and local partners. It said the estimated pre-war population in Hasaka was around 300,000 people.

"An estimated 200,000 people may try to flee the city in the coming hours to northern areas of the governorate, most likely towards Amuda and Qamishli," the report read. Qamishli is a city around 80km (50 miles) north of Hasaka that sits on the Turkish border.

It said humanitarian partners in Qamishli and the Department of Social affairs met on Thursday in preparation for an expected influx of displaced people.

Syria was hit by a violent unrest since mid-March 2011, where the western media reports accuse countries, mainly the USA, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar of orchestrating the civil conflict in the country and providing terrorist groups with money, weapons and trained mercenaries.

The terrorist attacks by ISIL group, Al-Nusra Front (al-Qaeda branch in Syria) and other armed groups caused millions of Syrians to leave their homeland and head to neighboring countries.

More than 1.5 million Syrian refugees have been registered in Lebanon since violence erupted.