The Times of Israel reports: Some 200 displaced Syrians approached the Israeli border on Tuesday, some of them waving white flags, in an apparent effort to reach out to the Jewish state for assistance as forces loyal to Syrian dictator Bashar Assad moved into the area as part of a military operation against rebel-held areas in the country’s southwest.
The refugees fled toward the border as a Russian airstrike on a nearby school being used as a shelter killed at least 10 civilians, according to a search and rescue team. The Israel Defense Forces said it was aware of the situation on the border, but had not yet determined a need to take direct action.
Soldiers were seen calling for the approaching Syrians to move away from the border, in footage filmed by the Reuters news service.
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