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UN: 100,000 Syrians displaced in Hama fighting

Fighting in Syria's Hama governorate displaced an estimated 100,000 people between 28 August and 5 September, the United Nations reported yesterday, citing the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the governor of the province.

Many people had fled from fighting in northern rural Hama and the northwestern countryside of Hama towards Hama city and neighbouring villages. There were originally about 4,500 families in the town of Halfaya, and 1,700 fled but 2,800 remain trapped by the fighting, the UN report said.

More than 200,000 people have lost their lives in the five years of fighting in Syria which has also displaced 12 million people.

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