Syrian offensive displaced 120,000 people: Watchdog

Jun 29, 2018, 7:50 AM EDT
Most of the civilians have flocked to Syria's border with Jordan.
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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed on Friday that more than 120,000 civilians have been forced to flee their homes after the Syrian regime launched a fierce offensive in the rebel-held southwest.

Most of the uprooted civilians have flocked to the border with Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights even as the two countries refuse to take in more refugees, reports Reuters.

The assault by the Russia-backed Syrian army in the southwest, including a “de-escalation zone,” has killed 93 civilians since June 19, writes The Jerusalem Post.