One Big Thing: The Syrian Conflict Pauses in the Shadow of a Global Crisis
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Nearly a million Syrians were forced to flee their homes in past three months due to fighting between Turkish forces and Russian-backed Syrian government forces in Idlib Province. This adds to the already 6.7 million Syrians already internally displaced and 5.6 million who have fled.
Many Syrian refugees have found refuge in neighboring countries, particularly in Turkey. However, with one of the worst outbreaks of coronavirus in neighboring Iran, there is great concern of it spreading rapidly throughout the Middle East.