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Syrian Kurds find safe haven in Iraq

Central government closes borders to those seeking shelter but Kurdish region keeps its doors open.

Last Modified: 06 May 2013 17:39
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The number of people fleeing the conflict in Syria continues to rise.

Iraq's central government has closed its borders to most refugees but the Kurdish region has welcomed 90 percent of those seeking shelter in the country - almost all of them Syrian Kurds.

Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports that living in Iraq has rekindled the refugees' nationalist spirit.

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