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Internally displaced people from Deraa province sit on a truck loaded with belongings near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in Quneitra, Syria June 30, 2018. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir

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AMMAN (Reuters) - The latest U.N. figure of displaced people in south western Syria as a result of the two week escalation in fighting has climbed to 270,000 people, the UN refugee spokesman in Jordan said.

"Our latest update shows the figure of displaced across southern Syria has exceeded 270,000 people," said Mohammad Hawari, UNHCR's Jordan spokesman told Reuters.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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