UN says thousands flee Palestinian refugee camp in Syria

16.08.2011                      16.Aw-Elul, 5771

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UN says thousands flee Palestinian refugee camp in Syria

"Handful of confirmed deaths, nearly 20 injured," UNRWA spokesman says; estimates that 5,000 to 10,000 have fled, their location is unknown.

Thousands of people fled a Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian city of Latakia, some fleeing gunfire and others leaving on orders from the Syrian authorities, a spokesman for the UN agency which cares for Palestinian refugees said on Monday.
"Between 5,000 and 10,000 have fled, we don't where these people are so it's very worrying," said Christopher Gunness, spokesman for the UNRWA agency. "We have a handful of confirmed deaths and nearly 20 injured," he added….