Thousands of Syrian refugees pour into Kurdish region of Iraq; aid workers struggle to keep up

  • by: SINAN SALAHEDDIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 19, 2013 - 2:15 PM

BAGHDAD — Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds swarmed across a bridge into neighboring Iraq's northern self-ruled Kurdish region over the past few days in one of the biggest waves of refugees since the rebellion against President Bashar Assad began, U.N. officials said Monday.

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