Iraqi refugees return home from Syria

Dream of resettlement swapped for the relative safety of own country as uprising against Assad's rule rages on.

    As the uprising against the rule of Bashar al-Assad in Syria rages on, thousands of Iraqis who fled their own country are now starting to return home.

    During the worst of the violence caused by the US-led war in Iraq, almost a million Iraqis crossed over to Syria, some of them registering with the UN refugee agency in the hope of being resettled.

    Al Jazeera’s Jane Arraf reports from Baghdad on how many are now giving up that dream.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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