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UN: 70,000 left Northern Syria amid Turkish foray

More than 70,000 people left Northern Syria since Turkey had started Operation Peace Spring, according to the United Nations statement released on Friday.

"Mass population displacement has been reported since the escalation of violence. Over 70,000 people from Ras al-Ain and Tal Abiad have been displaced so far," the World Food Programme (WFP) spokesman Herve Verhoosel stated.

Previously, the United States warned Turkey of possible sanctions if "it doesn't play by the rules" during the operation in Syria. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said "nothing will come out of sanction threats," adding that Ankara is not breaking international law.

Breaking the News / GA