'Millions more could flee Syria'

DAMASCUS - Turkey has warned the EU that millions more refugees could flee Syria as the civil war intensifies, European Council President Donald Tusk has said.

He said Russian and Iranian engagement in Syria was making a victory for President Bashar al-Assad more likely.

According to Turkish estimates, it could mean another three million refugees from Aleppo and the area.

The International Organization for Migration says it has so far had no reports of more people leaving Syria.

"Violence and increased military activity breed displacement of civilians," IOM spokesman Leonard Doyle told the BBC.

He said his organisation was currently checking the situation on the ground, adding that Mr Tusk's comments were "speculative".

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