Displaced Syrians try to reroute flood water away from their refugee camp in Afrin’s countryside following heavy rainfall. AFP / Rami al SAYED
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Torrential rains have washed away hundreds of tents in camps sheltering displaced Syrians in the north of the war-wracked country, aid groups have said, as residents pleaded for help.In the Omar camp in the town of Atme near the Turkish border, two days of heavy rains flooded flimsy plastic tents and turned nearby fields into pools of mud, said an AFP correspondent, who toured the area Thursday.Since 2011, Syria's war has killed more than 360,000 people and caused more than half the country's population to flee their homes.Firas al-Modhi, 18, who fled the town of Halfaya in the central Hama province, also saw his family's tent in Omar camp destroyed by the downpour.
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