UNHCR: Influx of Syrian refugees into Iraq could be largest

08/19/2013 | Reuters · BBC · Guardian (London), The

More than 20,000 refugees have entered Iraq's Kurdistan region since Thursday, says the United Nations refugee agency. The refugees crossing into Iraq via a pontoon bridge may be the largest influx since the Syrian conflict began in 2011. "The factors allowing this sudden movement are not fully clear to us," says UNHCR's Adrian Edwards.

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