Syria

U.N Monitors Flee Aleppo With Civilians

Spokesman says the move comes amid a "deteriorating security situation".

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Aleppo, Syria (CNN) — Two dozen U.N. monitors fled Aleppo Tuesday, joining the steady stream of civilians who are escaping the fighting between rebels and regime forces.

"We have pulled out the entire team of observers from Aleppo today due to the deteriorating security situation there in the city," said Juliette Touma, a spokeswoman for the U.N. Supervision Mission in Syria.

"This is a temporary move back to Damascus and we still hope to return the team when the security situation allows."