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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Iraqis Who Fled To Syria Forced To Flee Again

Iraqis who fled to Syria are now returning to Iraq to escape the bloodshed. In this screenshot from a BBC video, Iraqis line up for government grants. (BBC screenshot)

It’s hard to imagine now but Syria used to be a sanctuary from violence. But today, of course, Syria is engulfed in a civil war.

So Iraqis who fled their own country’s civil war during the Iraq war are fleeing the violence in Syria. They’re going home to Iraq and more violence there.

The BBC’s Caroline Hawley reports from Baghdad.


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