[QODLink]
Middle East
Kurdish refugees from Syria languish in Iraq
Thousands of Kurds who fled when Assad's forces crushed uprising in Qamishli eight years ago, still live in camps.
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2012 21:06

While focus is on the uprising in Syria which started almost a year ago, Syrian Kurds revolted years before.

Riots in the mainly Kurdish city of Qamishli in 2004 were crushed by President Bashar al-Assad's security forces. Rights groups say at least 30 people were killed in that crackdown.

Thousands of Kurds crossed the border into Iraq and have been living as refugees since.

Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports from a refugee camp in Moqableh in northern Iraq.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Featured
Private citizens take initiative to help 'irregular' migrants, accusing governments of excessive focus on security.
Indonesia's cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of wasps have been released to stop them.
Violence in Ain al-Arab has prompted many Kurdish Syrians to flee to Turkey, but others are returning to battle ISIL.
Unelected representatives quietly iron out logistics of massive TPP and TTIP deals among US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Led by students concerned for their future with 'nothing to lose', it remains to be seen who will blink first.