150,000 Syrians flee Iraqi Kurdistan

Many people whom are Syrian Kurds seeking refuge from escalating tension in Syria have taken shelter in Kurdish region in Iraq.

150,000 Syrians flee Iraqi Kurdistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Around 150,000 Syrians have immigrated to the north of Iraq, leaving the Kurdish region in Syria, and have been situated at camps there, escaping from the 2-year-old civil war in Syria and clashes between armed groups, especially after chemical weapons attack on civilians.

Kurds are Syria's largest ethnic minority, making up more than 10% of the country's 23 million people. They are centred in the poor north eastern regions of Hassakeh and Qamishli, wedged between the borders of Turkey and Iraq.

There are also several predominantly Kurdish neighbourhoods in the capital, Damascus, and Syria's largest city, Aleppo.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Ağustos 2013, 15:52
Kurd123 - 8 yıl Önce

We've had enough of these hypocrite Muslims in Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran...the West's backing the wrong side in Syria! They should back the Kurds who are secular and want to create a Western style semi autonomous state in Syria similar to Iraqi Kurdistan. The repression of the Kurds isn't going to stop unless we have a Kurdish state.