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Syrian Kurds Flee To Iraq By The Thousands

Some 30,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region in the past week, according to the UN refugee agency. Many of the refugees say they are fleeing threats from the Al-Nusra Front, a Sunni rebel group fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Kurds arriving in Iraq at the Peshkhabour border crossing are registered and receive humanitarian aid before being transported to makeshift refugee camps in the Kurdish region. (Photos by Abdel Khaleq Sultan of RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq)