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14 Civilians killed in Turkish offensive in North Syria

The dead included 5 people who were killed when pro-Turkey rebels opened fire on their car near Ain Issa. 

Meanwhile, Turkey’s deadly assault on Kurdish positions in northeastern Syria has forced over one lakh thirty thousand people to flee their homes, the United Nations said adding it was preparing for that figure to more than triple. 

The UN had said Friday that some 1 lakh people had been forced to flee their homes since the beginning of Turkey’s military incursion on Wednesday, after US President Donald Trump ordered American troops to pull back from the border. 

But by Sunday it warned of further displacements from rural areas around Tell Abiad and Ras al-Ain with latest estimates “surpassing 130,000 people”.