More than 3,000 Syrians fled to Turkey in past three days: aid agency

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Posted: Feb 01, 2016 7:50 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - More than 3,000 Turkmens and Arabs fleeing advances by Syrian pro-government forces in the north of Latakia province have crossed into Turkey over the past three days, Turkish disaster agency AFAD said on Monday.

Several thousand more migrants were expected, a local Turkmen official said, as a camp mostly sheltering Turkmens in the Syrian village of Yamadi was being evacuated after regime forces backed by heavy Russian air strikes neared.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Daren Butler/Jermey Gaunt)