Reports from Manbij | October 15th 2019 | Syria

The Turkish military incursion into northeast Syria is compounding an already dire humanitarian situation and forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes, according to human rights monitors.

According to U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, at least 160,000 civilians have been displaced since the Turkish offensive began on Oct. 9.

The agency said they continue to receive additional reports of people on the move, so the actual number of displaced could be higher.

The Kurdish-led authority said Tuesday more than 275,000 people have been displaced