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UN: Terrorists in Rukban camp use civilians as human shieds

Director of UNHCR's Regional Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa Amin Awad said that terrorists are using displaced people as human shields in al-Rukban Camp located along the Syrian-Jordanian borders at al-Tanf area where US troops are positioned.

Sputnik quoted Awad as saying that I think the problem of Rukban today is not to continue to give aid, it's to really liquidate the situation and send people back to their homes.

'There are terrorists [in Rukban], there are people who are holding people against their will, there are smugglers, traffickers,' Awad said on the sidelines of an event in Washington on Thursday. 'Not everybody is innocent but of course there are the innocent people who are held against their will to be a human shield. They are deprived of basic services,' he said.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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