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Iraq: Kurd refugees escape Syrian conflict01:06

Iraq: Kurd refugees escape Syrian conflict

Iraq, Shlke
August 21, 2013 at 13:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iraq: Kurd refugees escape Syrian conflict

Thousands of Syrian refugees are crossing the border point of Shlke on Wednesday, fleeing the war-torn country and seeking refuge in Iraq's Kurdistan region. According to a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) report, more than 30,000 Syrians have crossed the border since August 15, when the border between two countries was re-opened. Iraq already hosts around 150,000 Syrian refugees.

The organisation also says this is the biggest movement of Syrian refugees since November 2012, when approximately 9,000 Syrians crossed into Turkey.

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Iraq: Kurd refugees escape Syrian conflict

Thousands of Syrian refugees are crossing the border point of Shlke on Wednesday, fleeing the war-torn country and seeking refuge in Iraq's Kurdistan region. According to a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) report, more than 30,000 Syrians have crossed the border since August 15, when the border between two countries was re-opened. Iraq already hosts around 150,000 Syrian refugees.

The organisation also says this is the biggest movement of Syrian refugees since November 2012, when approximately 9,000 Syrians crossed into Turkey.

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