DHAKA: Syrian civilians are fleeing the city of Aleppo in increasing numbers, the UN says, amid a lull in fighting between rebels and government forces.
The UN refugee agency says it has now registered almost 150,000 refugees in four neighbouring countries.
It said 6,000 had crossed into Turkey in the past week, many of them from the Aleppo area.
Earlier, the UK announced it was giving an extra £5m ($7.8m) in non-lethal equipment to the Free Syrian Army.
Foreign Secretary William Hague said the support would include more radio and satellite equipment, as well as portable power generators.
BDST: 1955 HRS, AUG 10, 2012
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