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UKIP's Nigel Farage speaks up for Syria refugees

29 December 2013 Last updated at 18:01 GMT

The UK should take in some refugees from Syria's civil war, UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has said.

He told BBC News that Western countries should agree to take an allocation, but he did not specify numbers.

Mr Farage, who has led opposition to allowing open immigration from Romania and Bulgaria in the new year, said refugees were "a very different thing".

The BBC's Arif Ansari reports.

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