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flee

verb abandon, abscond, absent oneself, clear out, decamp, desert, disappear, effugere, escape, evacuate, evade, fly, fugam petere, hasten away, hide, make an escape, make off, play truant, remove oneself, retire, retreat, run, run away, run off, take flight, take to one's heels, withdraw
Associated concepts: flee from creditors, flee from justice, unlawful flight to avoid prosecution
See also: abscond, depart, disappear, elude, escape, evacuate, evade, leave, move, quit, retreat
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Investigation officer Salman Shah told that neither he arrested accused nor fled from CIA imprisonment.
"Our appeal to the UN agencies especially the team of medical facilities, should intervene because during these past two days, those families which fled their homes with young children need medical treatment for malaria and other deceases," said Dor.
Thousands of people have fled across the borders or to other parts of Nigeria to escape attacks by militants or to flee what human-rights groups say is a heavy-handed government crackdown that also has affected civilians.
According to a statement released Wednesday, General Security extended the deadline of the legal stay for Palestinian refugees who have fled Syria to Lebanon until next month.
Whites who fled to the eastern edge of the city were anxious to keep polluting industry away from their new neighborhoods and maintain the rustic quality of their lakeside community.
"We have already passed the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance for those who fled the country.
"One in every eight Syrians has fled across the border, fully a million people more than a year ago.
BEIRUT: Security forces captured six out of the 10 prisoners who fled the Zahleh prison on Saturday, a police report said on Sunday.
Leaving their animals and belongings behind, they fled across the border into Venezuela, beginning an odyssey that brought them to a makeshift camp in an open-air coliseum in Cucuta.
Sister Mary Dolores Sweeney, 55, from Dungloe, Co Donegal, and three colleagues - two Australians and an Italian - fled their convent in Mackennie 150 miles north of the capital, Freetown.
Police officers who are in hot pursuit of a criminal suspect are not required to stop in their tracks and seek a warrant before entering a residence into which the suspect has just fled. In order for police officers to make a warrantless entry under the hot pursuit exception, however, they must be hot on the trail of a suspect who is trying to flee, and the officers must have probable cause to believe that the suspect is inside the building to be searched.
Roughly 50,000 people have fled the two areas - 20,000 from Eastern Ghouta, a Damascus suburb, and 30,000 from Afrin, in Syria's Kurdish-dominated northeast - according to some counts.