Thousands of Syrian refugees poured into northern Iraq, taking advantage of a new bridge along the largely closed border, with most being women, children and elderly people from areas of heavy fighting, including Aleppo and Hassakeh.
Some Syrian refugees had been allowed in since mid-July for reasons of family reunification or dire humanitarian need, the UN added.
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