- Title: Turkey-backed Syrian rebels distribute bread to civilians as violence escalates
- Date: 15th October 2019
- Summary: TEL ABYAD, SYRIA (OCTOBER 15, 2019) (REUTERS) CIVILIANS STANDING IN LINE AS TURKEY-BACKED SYRIAN REBEL FIGHTERS DISTRIBUTE BREAD OFF TRUCK VARIOUS OF TURKEY-BACKED SYRIAN REBEL FIGHTERS DISTRIBUTING BREAD TO CIVILIANS VARIOUS OF CIVILIANS STANDING TO RECEIVE BREAD, REBEL FIGHTERS DISTRIBUTING BREAD BOY WALKING WITH BAG OF BREAD REBEL FIGHTERS DISTRIBUTING BREAD TWO BOYS WALKING WITH BREAD VARIOUS OF REBEL FIGHTERS DISTRIBUTING BREAD OFF TRUCK CIVILIANS STANDING IN LINE CHURCH COURTYARD FIGHTERS IN CHURCH VARIOUS OF STATUES AND CROSSES IN CHURCH VARIOUS OF HOLY WATER FONT IN CHURCH PICTURES OF JESUS CHRIST FIGHTERS IN CHURCH VARIOUS OF FIGHTER RINGING CHURCH BELL CAR CARRYING REBEL FIGHTERS IN STREET VARIOUS OF CARS AND PEDESTRIANS IN STREET CHILDREN AROUND FOUNTAIN FIGHTERS AND CHILDREN SEATED CARS DRIVING IN STREET CHILDREN PLAYING IN FOUNTAIN FIGHTER STANDING AND CHILDREN SITTING ON FOUNTAIN CHILDREN WITH BREAD SITTING ON FOUNTAIN
- Embargoed: 29th October 2019 19:09
- Keywords: Syria conflict Syria aid distributed Syria Turkey Turkey rebels distribute aid conflict
- Location: TEL ABYAD, SYRIA
- City: TEL ABYAD, SYRIA
- Country: Syria
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001B17MCLJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters were seen distributing bread to civilians on Tuesday (October 15) in Tel Abyad, Syria, as the situation in the border town worsened amid growing violence.
Crowds of civilians were seen queuing in front of a large truck to collect bread distributed by rebel fighters in military attire.
Turkey pressed ahead with its offensive in northern Syria on Tuesday despite U.S. sanctions and growing calls for it to stop, while Syria's Russia-backed army moved on the key city of Manbij that was abandoned by U.S. forces in Donald Trump's retreat.
More than 100,000 people from the towns of Ras al Ain and Tel Abyad have been displaced by the escalation of violence in Syria, the U.N. World Food Programme said on Saturday (October 12).
The United Nations says 160,000 people have fled their homes as Turkish forces advance. The regional Kurdish administration puts the number of displaced at 270,000.
The U.N. Security Council will likely meet on Wednesday (October 16) to discuss the latest developments in Syria, diplomats said, the second such session since Turkey began its offensive.
(Production: Nadeen Ebrahim, Louisa Naks)
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