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Syria refugees pour into Iraqi Kurdistan in thousands

18 August 2013 Last updated at 15:49 BST

Thousands of refugees from Syria are pouring over the border into Iraqi Kurdistan, the UN refugee agency says.

Up to 10,000 crossed at Peshkhabour on Saturday, adding to an earlier influx of 7,000 on Thursday. The UN says the reasons are not entirely clear.

Alan Paul from Save the Children told BBC News: "We don't know when the flood [of people] will stop."

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