A number of Rukban residents reportedly left the camp heading towards the Syrian army-held territories.

Families who have escaped Rukban have confirmed that there is a lack of food and medicines in the camp. They also claim US-backed militants keep people hungry and prevent their evacuation.

Reports say the situation in the camp has become more critical as residents faced shortage of hygiene possibilities and food in the region.

According to the source, 150 residents of Rukban had managed to escape in the past week while the number of those leaving the camp since February has increased to 700 people.

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