Iraq Kurdistan region receives 1,000 refugees from Syria

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Sat, 19 Oct 2019 - 09:34 GMT

Kurdish protesters run away from tear gaz during a rally against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer.

Kurdish protesters run away from tear gaz during a rally against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer.

BAGHDAD, Oct 19 (MENA) - Kurdistan region in Iraq has received more than 1,000 Syrian refugees over the past two days, humanitarian affairs agency official in Dohuk governorate Salem Saeed said.

More than 1,000 Syrian people have been displaced to Kurdistan region escaping from the Turkish aggression on northern Syria, he said in a statement to Russia Today channel on Saturday.

Coordination underway with the bodies concerned to transfer the refugees to camps in Dohuk, he added.

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