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Syrian refugees flock to Iraq to escape violence

27 July 2012 Last updated at 18:55 BST

As the violence continues in Syria, so too does the flow of refugees fleeing the country in search of safety.

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees estimates that at least 120,000 people have fled Syria since the conflict started, turning to countries such as Iraq.

The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, has urged the Syrian government to halt its offensive.

Rami Ruhayem reports.