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Exclusive: Missile attack targets refugee camp in Syria

Exclusive: Missile attack targets refugee camp in Syria
From Al Jazeera - January 14, 2018

A missile has crashed near civilians in Syria's Idlib province at a makeshift camp for displaced people from the nearby Hama province.

Dramatic footage captured in the countryside area by Al Jazeera showed men, women and children desperately trying to find the nearest cover after the attack - which was also filmed.

Al Jazeera's Sinem Koseoglu, reporting from Antakya in southern Turkey, said the missile strike was the strongest violation yet of a peace accord agreed in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, recently between Russia, Turkey and Iran.

"Syrians are not surprised. Many of them believe that it is a kind of the diplomatic leverage game just before the Sochi meeting that is going to be held at the end of January," she said.

Violence elsewhere

A push by the forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad aided by Russian air strikes was causing a new wave of displacement from rebel-held territories.

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