Syrian refugee crisis deepens, U.N. says

Militants’ gains fuel surge at borders

Posted: August 30, 2014 at 3:35 a.m.

U.N. peacekeepers keep an eye on Syria’s Quneitra province Friday at an observation point on Mount Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights overlooking the border with Syria.

The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than 1 million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the United Nations refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history.


A Lebanese army soldier inspects rifles Friday at Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut. The United States has deliver... (By: BILAL HUSSEIN) (Credit: AP)

This story is only available from our archives.