Thousands of Syrian refugees flock to Iraq

Thousands of Syrian refugees have poured into the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq taking advantage of a new bridge along the largely closed border.

Thousands of Syrian refugees have poured into the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq.
Thousands of Syrian refugees have poured into the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. Credit: RTV

Between 5,000 and 7,000 refugees followed a first group of some 750 people who crossed the pontoon bridge at Peshkhabour over the Tigris River, and more buses were seen dropping off families on the Syrian side.

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Syrian refugees pour into Iraq

Thousands of Syrian refugees have poured into northern Iraq taking advantage of a new bridge along the largely closed border, the United Nations said.