New Wave of Refugees in Wake of Syrian Assault on Rebels

Conflict nearly two years old


Daily fighting in Syria has become so commonplace that it often merits little attention.But recent Syrian air strikes against Yarmouk, a densely populated area outside the capital Damascus, touched off an exodus of residents and demonstrated the ripple effects of the violence.

The Syrian military attacked the area with fighter jets on Sunday, saying it was in response to infiltrations by "terrorists," the blanket term the Syrian regime uses for all the rebels.