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Syrian refugees amass at borders as fighting continues

Residents fleeing fighting as civil war continues in Syria are amassing in nearby countries, including Jordan and Turkey.After fighting arrived in the Northern
Fleeing civilians wait to cross into Turkey at an unofficial border crossing in the northern Syrian province of Idlib August 6.
Fleeing civilians wait to cross into Turkey at an unofficial border crossing in the northern Syrian province of Idlib August 6.

Residents fleeing fighting as civil war continues in Syria are amassing in nearby countries, including Jordan and Turkey.

After fighting arrived in the Northern Syrian city of Aleppo about two weeks ago, refugees headed for the closest border, which it shares with Turkey. About 48,000 Syrians are now refugees in Turkey, the Associated Press reported.

More than 130,000 Syrians are now refugees in nearby Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, the United Nations refugee agency reported Friday. Turkey is host to the most Syrian refugees, followed by Jordan. 

Syrian refugees wait to receive aid and rations from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at the Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq August 5. The Al Zaatri camp is one of many set up along the 53-mile border between Jordan and Syria under the management of the UNHCR and with the help of local charity groups.